Wierd issues with wifi in hostap mode in FreeBSD 11
cheffo at freebsd-bg.org
Wed Aug 3 20:56:31 UTC 2016
Looks like I have made a typo in the configuration "wlanmod" instead of
Just for the record I have changed rc.conf as follows:
create_args_wlan0="wlanmode hostap country bg"
ifconfig_wlan0="ssid cheffo channel 5:g txpower 30 protmode rtscts dturbo
and now wlan0 works.
wlan0: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g <hostap>
ssid cheffo channel 5 (2432 MHz 11g) bssid 00:0c:42:26:3d:b7
regdomain ETSI country BG ecm authmode WPA privacy MIXED deftxkey 2
AES-CCM 2:128-bit txpower 30 scanvalid 60 protmode RTSCTS wme burst
dtimperiod 1 -dfs
But still this does not explains the freezes when I was doing this manually.
On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 6:44 PM, Ronald Klop <ronald-lists at klop.ws> wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:05:57 +0200, Stefan Lambrev <cheffo at freebsd-bg.org>
>> I've just installed FreeBSD 11 on Soekris net5501 with the following wifi
>> root at soekris:~ # dmesg |grep ath0
>> ath0: <Atheros 5413> mem 0xa0010000-0xa001ffff irq 15 at device 17.0 on
>> ath0: AR5413 mac 10.5 RF5413 phy 6.1
>> ath0: 2GHz radio: 0x0000; 5GHz radio: 0x0063
>> ath0 at pci0:0:17:0: class=0x020000 card=0x110719b6 chip=0x001b168c
>> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>> vendor = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
>> device = 'AR5413/AR5414 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5006X(S)
>> class = network
>> subclass = ethernet
>> But wat is very strange for me is that I do not see ath0 device on
>> root at soekris:~ # ifconfig ath0
>> ifconfig: interface ath0 does not exist
>> At the same time if I crate wlan0 to list caps it works:
>> root at soekris:~ # ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0
>> root at soekris:~ # ifconfig wlan0 list caps
>> root at soekris:~ #
>> The issues is that when I try to start wlan0 in hostap mode - FreeBSD
>> freezes, unfortunatelly I cannot find my serial port cable atm and cannot
>> see what exactly is displayed on the console but it's a hard freeze and
>> device do not reboot after it e.g. power cycle is required.
>> When configured from rc.conf it boots and do not freeze but still says
>> status: no carrier and hostapd complains that the device is not
>> snippet from rc.conf:
>> create_args_wlan0="wlanmod hostap"
>> ifconfig_wlan0="ssid cheffo country bg up"
> I don't know how people should know, but after some mails in the past
> (when 11 was still CURRENT) I learned that the 'country' statement is moved
> to create_args_wlan0 too. I don't know about ssid.
> Oh!!! Cheer! The man page of ifconfig says 'The following parameters are
> specific to cloning IEEE 802.11 wireless interfaces with the create
> request:' and than has a very long list of parameters.
> ifconfig_bridge0="addm vr0 addm vr1 addm vr2 addm vr3 addm wlan0 up"
>> ifconfig_bridge0_alias0="inet 10.1.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0"
>> I'm still with GENERIC kernel and there are no changes or custom cpu
>> optimizations done so far:
>> root at soekris:~ # uname -a
>> FreeBSD soekris.ziops-security.org 11.0-BETA3 FreeBSD 11.0-BETA3 #0
>> r303469: Fri Jul 29 04:28:58 UTC 2016
>> root at releng2.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
>> root at soekris:~ # cat /boot/loader.conf
>> root at soekris:~ # kldstat
>> Id Refs Address Size Name
>> 1 19 0xc0400000 1a9313c kernel
>> 2 1 0xc1e95000 80d4 geom_label.ko
>> 3 1 0xc1e9e000 bc80 if_bridge.ko
>> 4 2 0xc1eaa000 6ce0 bridgestp.ko
>> 5 1 0xc1eb1000 3a70 dcons.ko
>> 6 1 0xc1eb5000 5978 cryptodev.ko
>> 7 1 0xc1ebb000 548c glxsb.ko
>> 8 1 0xc1ec1000 1d6c wlan_xauth.ko
>> I have to mention that I've tried with 11-BETA2 first and there were the
>> same behaviour, and also I have used this soekris setup for few years with
>> FreeBSD 7 and 8 for a home wifi router so I do know that the hardware is
>> supported and OK, as it worked rock solid just before reinstalling it with
>> FreeBSD 11.
>> Any advice on how to get wifi working again?
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