seeing a wireless router when building a 7.2 system

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Sep 26 17:03:17 UTC 2009

On Sat, 26 Sep 2009, Henry Olyer wrote:

> I have read all about the WPA sub-system;  I've also setup my /boot/loader.conf and /etc/rc.conf files, correctly.
> Except one small detail...
> ifconfig ath0 up scan
> never returns.
> And when I do a:
> ifconfig ath0
> It tells me I don't have a carrier.

Let me repeat:

> Then you need the entries in /etc/rc.conf
> to create the wlan0 interface ...
> wlans_ath0="wlan0"

After /etc/rc.d/netif runs, that is equivalent to

   ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0

Then use the wlan0 interface instead of ath0:

   ifconfig wlan0 up scan

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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