cannot get IP working between associated ath0 & AP, what to do?

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Wed Nov 9 01:37:37 GMT 2005

On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:25:39 +0100
Stijn Hoop <stijn at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an SMC PCMCIA wireless adapter, model SMCWCB-G, based on an
> Atheros 5212 chipset, in a laptop running a fresh install of FreeBSD
> 6.0-RC1.
> The card associates fine, but then fails to send any IP packets in
> the air, or at least that's what I presume is going on. I cannot
> ping the AP, I cannot get a lease using DHCP, basically the only
> thing I can do is associate. I think it does associate because when
> I set an invalid wep key, the status changes back to 'no carrier'.
> Setting a static IP address does not help.
> Any hints on where I might go from here to debug this? I know the
> setup should work because in a previous life [1] it Worked With
> Windows[TM] (and on the same AP).

If it is using wep, set the weptxkey. I had the same problem when
moving from a laptop with releng_5 to a laptop with releng_6.

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