(starbucks) "ssid = tmobile" and 5.x (hit-n-miss)

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Fri Jun 17 04:01:27 GMT 2005

On Thursday 16 June 2005 07:07 pm, Bill Schoolcraft wrote:
> Hello Family,
> Well sometimes I wish I had all the answers...  I need some advice.
> When I proudly bring my FreeBSD-5.x laptop(s) into Starbucks, I have
> my "wi0" set for "DHCP" in /etc/rc.conf and I never have consistant
> handshakes with the server, same coffee shop, same everything.
> Sometimes I'm so pressed for time that I can't go through all the
> "ifconfig wi0 ..." commands and I just have to reboot into
> godammmmmmmmmmmed windows and it friggin works.....
> FUCKING HUMILIATING..... (sorry for the adj.)
> Does anyone have any supplimental arguments to /etc/rc.conf to get me
> onto my account at Starbucks?
> I firmly believe one cannot: "Save Face And Ass At Same Time" hence
> my email.
> Thank You :)

Try adding "ssid tmobile" to the ifconfig arguments in /etc/rc.conf.  If 
adding it to your rc.conf file doesn't work for you, try removing the 
wi0 stuff from rc.conf and  execute the following as root:

	ifconfig wi0 ssid tmobile
	dhclient wi0

You'll need to make sure that the default gateway and nameservers are 
obtained from the DHCP server.

I hope this helps.

Andrew Gould

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