seeing a wireless router when building a 7.2 system

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Sep 23 05:14:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, Henry Olyer wrote:

> I am putting up 7.2 and I am attempting to use a wireless router.
> How do I tell the 7.2  configurator to use my router, wirelessly?
> --jg
> I am using an Atheros chip-set, so I am not expecting trouble.  I just need
> FBSD to see my system.  I know my wireless 'name'.  What do I do??

If you're using WPA, create your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:


Then you need the entries in /etc/rc.conf to create the wlan0 interface 
and set it up for WPA and DHCP:

ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"

If you're not using WPA, well, why not?

See the Handbook for more:

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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