Originally Posted by TerryP
The Siemens SpeedStream SS1021 appears to be a Prism-II based PCMCIA card, that means you need the wi driver, and your card when detected should appear as 'wi0' in ifconfig's output. By searching this forum or reaidng the docs, you shouldn't have any problem setting up the card.
If the card requires firmware to be loaded, that I wouldn't know off the top of my head.
If you read man pages for any WiFi driver it should tell you beside other things if the device needs firmware and give you the link to the page where the firmware can be downloaded. That how man pages are written for OpenBSD. I have not used FreeBSD for a while but I have a fun memories of man pages for FreeBSD.
Let me give you even the answer to your clearly posted question about the wi driver
and firmware. No you do not need the firmware. The driver on the another hand is very baggy and YMMW with it. That is actually explicitly stated in the man pages on OpenBSD. The driver on FreeBSD is I think ported from OpenBSD as I know for the fact that
Wi did support my USB WiFi adapter made by U.S. Robotics on OpenBSD but the same USB
adapter didn't work on FreeBSD.