cannot get IP working between associated ath0 & AP, what to do?
m0laria at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 04:06:24 GMT 2005
> I have an SMC PCMCIA wireless adapter, model SMCWCB-G, based on an
> Atheros 5212 chipset, in a laptop running a fresh install of FreeBSD
> The card associates fine, but then fails to send any IP packets in
> the air, or at least that's what I presume is going on. I cannot
> ping the AP, I cannot get a lease using DHCP, basically the only
> thing I can do is associate. I think it does associate because when
> I set an invalid wep key, t# Wireless NIC cards
> Setting a static IP address does not help.
> Any hints on where I might go from here to debug this? I know the
> setup should work because in a previous life  it Worked With
> Windows[TM] (and on the same AP).
>If it is using wep, set the weptxkey. I had the same problem when
>moving from a laptop with releng_5 to a laptop with releng_6.
I am having this same issue I believe in FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. I have a
dwl-g650 "na.b5", h/w ver ":b5", f/w ver :2.54. I compiled the
following into my kernel:
device wlan # 802.11 support
device ath # Atheros
device ath_hal # Ath_hal
device wlan_wep # WEP support
I type in:
# ifconfig ath0 channel 7 ssid gibsons wepmode on
# ifconfig ath0 weptxkey *****etc.
# ifconfig ath0 up
# ifconfig ath0
ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet6 fe80::213:46ff:fe0f:3f66%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/11Mbps)
ssid gibsons channel 7 bssid 00:0c:41:a0:2c:46
authmode OPEN privacy ON deftxkey UNDEF txpowmax 38 protmode CTS
# ifconfig ath0 inet 192.168.107.15
# ping 192.168.107.1
I am unable to ping my router. (linksys bewfs42)
It seems like i'm missing something really simple here...anyone able to
help point me in the right direction? Thanks.
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