Wireless problems after upgrade to 4.10 (fwd)

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Fri Oct 29 09:27:19 PDT 2004

> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 09:07:11 -0400
> From: Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
> I sent this yesterday to freebsd-questions, and didn't get a 
> single bite, so I hope no one will mind if I repost it here.
> I'd be grateful for any ideas.
> I'm running FreeBSD on an IBM ThinkPad X23. For wireless access, I've
> been using an Orinoco Gold 802.11b card that's been working fine for
> two years or so.
> I just got around to upgrading from 4.9 to 4.10, and in the process
> something seems to have gotten screwed up with my wireless networking.
> I've made buildworld and made kernel, but not installworld or
> mergemaster yet.
> On boot, I get something like this from ifconfig:
> ---
>         inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
>         ether [editorially deleted]
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/2Mbps)
>         status: associated
>         ssid linksys 1:""
>         stationname "FreeBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node"
>         channel 6 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
>         wepmode OFF weptxkey 1
> ---
> When I run dhclient, I get an IP address from my Linksys
> router, but am unable to reach anything outside. I can
> successfully ping the router, but trying to hit any outside
> address, by name or IP, just hangs indefinitely. My usual
> array of troubleshooting tips--killing the dhclient process,
> deleting the dhclient.leases file, flushing the routing
> table--has no effect.
> Rolling back the kernel fixes this up. There wasn't anything about
> this in UPDATING. I can get on perfectly well by plugging in an
> Ethernet cable to the same router.

The fact that DHCP get an address and that you can ping the gateway
indicates that the card is working. Sounds like you might not have a
correct default route.

Do you see a reasonable response to 'netstat -rnf inet'?
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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