wireless access point in FreeBSD 8.2p2

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Aug 28 22:17:21 UTC 2011

On Sun, 28 Aug 2011, Paul Beard wrote:

> One thing that has seemed opaque to me is that both ath0 and wlan0 
> display when I run ifconfig and look very similar: makes me think they 
> might be stepping on each other. Or it's just one more thing I don't 
> understand :-(

In 8.x, a virtual wlan0 device is created to speak to the actual device, 
ath0 in this case.  It's normal.  See wlan(4) and 

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