PRISM3(PCMCIA) and/or wi(4) driver unable to do WPA?

Patrick Bowen pbowen at
Wed Mar 7 23:58:27 UTC 2007

Doug Poland wrote:
> Hello,
> I have just acquired a Linksys "Instant Wireless Network PC Card"
> 802.11b wireless NIC.  When plugged into a 6.2 i386 laptop, dmesg
> reports:
> wi0: <The Linksys Group, Inc. Instant Wireless Network PC Card> at
> port 0x100-0x13f irq 11 function 0 config 1 on pccard1
> wi0: using RF:PRISM3(PCMCIA)
> wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.0), Station (1.4.2)
> wi0: Ethernet address: 00:06:25:18:6e:1d
> When I attempted to connect to my WPA-PSK WAP, wpa_supplicant(8) just
> hangs.  When I turned off encryption on the WAP, and enter:
> # dhclient wi0
> Then the NIC connects just fine.  So the question is, is the NIC or the
> wi(4) driver incapable of WPA encryption?
> Thanks for the help.

Try adding;


to /etc/rc.conf.

That way it will run dhclient automatically whenever you plug the card in.


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