No WIFI

Help with setting up network cards, including WiFi cards.
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GeorgieP
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Hello Guys,
My name is George and new here.

Installed Ghostbsd on a Lenovo T500; every thing works fine, but had no wifi connection.
Then I wired the laptop and now there is Internet, but stil not via wifi.
In the right upper corner there is the message: wifi disabled; in white: enable wifi but without any succes.
I have no idea what to do to get it working; I had Linux Mint before without any problem.
Any advice is welcome
George

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Hi.
Could you give the output of

pciconf -lv

?

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Hi Neville,

Tried it but could not get that file to this PC.

George

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I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean.
Open a terminal and type

pciconf -lv

and there should be the model of your network card there (amongst other info)

Tell us what it is. It should be supported.
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@GeorgieP What "sysctl net.wlan.devices" return?

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Are you new to BSD or Linux? You have a terminal that you can type in commands to perform certain operations. Go to your menu and look for terminal. When you find it open it and put in the command pciconf -lv.
Do you have a WiFi icon in your panel? If so right click it and see if your router comes up. If it does click on your router number and you should be prompted to put in your WiFi password. Put in your password. Then you should be okay.
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from this URL https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Le ... ifications

The Lenovo Thinkpad T500 offers an integrated Gigabit network module (Intel 82567LM) for high performance communication over cable. An Intel WiFi Link 5100 or an Intel 5300 wireless LAN module provide the T500 with current WLAN state of the art. The Intel 5300 ABGN chip allows maximum data transfers of up to 450Mbps (300Mbps Intel 5100).

Depending on the hardware configuration, the T500 can also contain an integrated Bluetooth 2.1 module, or a built-in UMTS broadband modem. Because even the standard models of the notebook contain the necessary cables and antennas, it is also possible to build in the broadband
modems later.

Paste the output of these 5 commands from running in a terminal window to a forum post for us to help you out better

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pciconf -lv
usbconfig list
uname -a 
kldstat
sysctl -v net.wlan.devices
Looks like it is an Intel 5100 or 5300 Wifi device iwlwn driver for Freebsd
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/inte ... 300.55649/ Forum Post
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/inte ... ver.35467/
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/inte ... 467/page-2

https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?iwn(4) Freebsd manual page for iwn driver

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