wireless access point in FreeBSD 8.2p2

Paul Beard paulbeard at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 23:26:38 UTC 2011

On Aug 28, 2011, at 3:17 PM, Warren Block wrote:

> In 8.x, a virtual wlan0 device is created to speak to the actual device, ath0 in this case.  It's normal.  

Maybe I'm just confused by normality. I guess what would help in the Handbook, if nowhere else, is the *full* output of ifconfig(8) for purposes of comparison and elucidation. I see it called with just one interface but unless you're on the console, it's likely you're adding the wlan interface to an existing wired interface. And at the risk of stating the obvious, there has to be a wired interface for it to actually work as an access point, no? 

Paul Beard

Are you trying to win an argument or solve a problem? 

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