ath and problems with wlan scanning
dokas at oitsec.umn.edu
Thu Jun 15 00:31:01 UTC 2006
On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 14:22:24 -0500
Paul Dokas <dokas at oitsec.umn.edu> wrote:
> Sure thing. Here's a quick summary of the problem that I'm seeing.
> + I've got one of these atheros based A/B/G cards:
> It works great in a co-workers laptop running 6.1
> + Setting up ath0 to config via DHCP results in ath0 never getting an
> IP address. Furthermore, while scanning, it appears to associate
> for only a brief moment and then moves on to other channels.
> + Manually doing `ifconfig ath0 up` results in it associating just fine.
> I've tried booting with ACPI disabled and obtained the same results.
Just a quick update. With some very appreciated help from Sam Leffler, I've
now got my Atheros card working just fine with FreeBSD 6.1. The part that
I was missing was to use wpa_supplicant to get the card to associate. I
set the following in my /etc/rc.conf:
and created an /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf that looks something like this:
Obviously, I roam between a place that has an open AP and one that uses WEP.
Paul Dokas dokas at umn.edu
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