FBSD 6.0 - Canyon WF-511 Wireless card setup

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Mon Jan 2 08:20:41 PST 2006

"Keith McKay" <mckaymeister at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I'm having a problem trying to setup the above box with the above
> wireless card to my home network.  I have a Dlink DL-624+ wireless
> router which has two wired WINXP boxes and a wireless WINXP laptop
> connected to it all of which work seemlessly.  The wireless card on
> the freeBSD box can detect the router when I scan for access points
> and I can associate the wireless router with the freebsd box however
> I cant get an IP address from the wirless router using the DHCP
> server of the router.  I know the wireless router can detect the
> freebsd box because I can see the mac address on the wireless card in
> the router log.  If I run dhclient ral0 and it trys to find the
> server without success.
> I have all the settings on the wireless card entered, wepkey, station,
> channel etc. 
> Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

With the new dhclient the usage changed. You can't just use dhclient
ral0. I don't use DHCP myself, but I'm sure man dhclient will help

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