Wireless client won't associate to router with SSID not
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Jul 17 01:13:26 UTC 2008
On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:20:59 -0400, Steven Friedrich <FreeBSD at insightbb.com> wrote:
> My laptop connects just fine, until I config the router to turn off
> broadcasting SSID. Then, ifconfig reports "no carrier".
> Is there a config setting I need?
How are you bringing up the wireless interface?
My home AP doesn't broadcast its SSID either. The script I use to bring
up ath0+wlan0 and connect my laptop at home includes stuff like the
following (and it does work without SSID broadcasting):
: # network interface options (partial; see below for more wlan0 stuff)
: export wlans_ath0="wlan0"
: export ifconfig_wlan0="inet 192.168.1.3/24"
: export defaultrouter='192.168.1.1'
: echo '## Stopping network interfaces.'
: /etc/rc.d/netif stop fxp0 && ifconfig fxp0 delete
: /etc/rc.d/netif stop ath0 && ifconfig ath0 delete
: echo '## Bringing up wireless interface.'
: /etc/rc.d/netif start ath0
: ifconfig wlan0 \
: ssid '********' channel 11 \
: wepmode on weptxkey 1 \
: wepkey '0xXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
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