Newbie wirless install question
smaction at slightlysuspect.com
Wed Jun 11 05:40:11 PDT 2003
Adding ifconfig_wi0="DHCP" to rc.config and then typing the following lines
after boot did it:
ifconfig wi0 wepkey 0x(the rest of my key) wep ON
ifconfig wi0 down
ifconfig wi0 up
What file do I put these commands in, so I do not have to type them every
time I boot?
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It should get an address via DHCP. (I did not see where this was indicated
ifconfig shows that wi0 is:
SSID="Donner Pass" (this is correct)
wep is on, channel 1, and 128 bit key (all correct)
From: sektie [mailto:sektie at codersluts.net]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 5:02 AM
To: Scott Miller; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Newbie wirless install question
> windows. After I boot into freebsd I use ifconfig to set the SSID
> and the wepkey. The link light on the card is solid (this usually
> means the card is configured and connected correctly).
Heh, I'm wondering if you did the same thing I did. You set the WEP key, but
did you turn WEP on? ;)
Check your ifconfig. Are you getting an IP via DHCP, or is it statically
assigned? Does it say that your NIC is associated in ifconfig?
Gotta love FBSD ifconfig. Having wireless support in ifconfig saves quite a
bit of time. Didn't realize how much I liked it until I was forced to set up
linux on a laptop. :)
sektie at codersluts.net
I am attempting to install FreeBSD on my Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop. I am
using partition magic (boot magic) and Windows 2000 Pro on the machine
already. The install goes fine. When selected, the machine boots into
FreeBSDand I can access my router and the Internet through the built-in
10/100 NIC. X windows, sound and my wireless card are not working. I want
to solve these one at a time starting with wireless.
I am using a NETGEAR MA401 PCMCIA card and a MR314 wireless router with 128
bit encryption. Both pieces of equipment work under windows. After I boot
into freebsd I use ifconfig to set the SSID and the wepkey. The link light
on the card is solid (this usually means the card is configured and
However, I cannot even ping my router. I have read the man page for
wlconfig but, I have been unable to correctly apply it to situation.
I consider myself an experienced computer user but, I am brand new to
FreeBSD, detailed instructions and explainations would be appreciated.
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