Still roaming issues with new dhclient and if_wi

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Sep 8 10:25:22 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 10:18:06AM -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 18:59:12 +0200
> > From: Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at>
> > 
> > On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 08:57:30 -0700
> > "Kevin Oberman" <oberman at> wrote:
> > 
> > > I have a ThinkPad with a Prism2.5 wireless card and use the wi
> > > driver.
> > 
> > Do you use WEP? If yes, can you use it just with the typical rc.conf
> > entries or do you have a custom start script? I ask since I have to use
> > some "complicated" start procedure (setting some values with ifconfig,
> > load the wep module, set some other values with ifconfig and the scan
> > for the AP).
> Thanks for the suggestion, but these are open APs. No WEP, TKIP, or
> anything else. Nothing at all fancy about the rc.conf. Just
> ifconfig_wi0="DHCP". It's about a simple as it gets.
> I'm planning on trying the wpa_supplicant to see if that works better, but I
> won't get a chance until I get back to Berkeley. I'm not sure that if_wi
> has all of the required stuff for the supplicant to work, either.

It does not.  If you want anything other than WEP, you probably need an
Atheros card.

-- Brooks

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