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Version: 361954 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 4 (Pilotes et protocoles réseau)

BSD mandoc


malo - Marvell Libertas IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network driver


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
device malo device pci device wlan device firmware

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following lines in loader.conf5:



The driver provides support for Marvell Libertas 88W8335 based PCI and Cardbus network adapters. supports station and monitor mode operation. Only one virtual interface may be configured at any time. For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

This driver requires the malofw be installed before it will work. The firmware files are not publicly available. A package of the firmware which can be installed via pkg_add1 with:


The following cards are among those supported by the driver:

Card  Chip    Bus     Standard Netgear WG311v3      88W8335 PCI     b/g
Tenda TWL542P   88W8335 PCI     b/g
U-Khan UW-2054i 88W8335 PCI     b/g


Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point):
 ifconfig wlan create wlandev malo0 inet \
     netmask 0xffffff00

Join a specific BSS network with network name ``my_net ''

"ifconfig wlan create wlandev malo0 ssid my_net up"

Join a specific BSS network with 64-bit WEP encryption:

 ifconfig wlan create wlandev malo0 ssid my_net \
         wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890 weptxkey 1 up


cardbus(4), pci(4), wlan(4), wlan_ccmp4, wlan_tkip4, wlan_wep4, ifconfig(8), wpa_supplicant8


The device driver first appeared in Fx 7.1 .