ath0 + wlan0 + spa + Apple Airport Extreme => No Joy

Christopher Hilton chris at
Sun Dec 11 19:49:02 UTC 2011

Good day,

I'm trying to get FreeBSD going on a soekris box with an atheros based D-Link PCI wifi card. I intend to use this combination to bridge a difficult network back to ethernet but right now I'm just trying to get the soekris associated to the network. The network is managed by an Apple Airport Extreme. Note that this combination connects just fine to my MiFi 4082. I only have a problem connecting to the Airport.

The soekris box is running FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE built from source about 11/15/2011. 

I have this in my /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:



If I read the wireless setup document right I need this in my /etc/rc.conf:

ifconfig_wlan0="ssid Vindaloo WPA DHCP"

This box appears to associate with the network just fine but then it doesn't receive anything except broadcast traffic.

Chris Hilton                          e: chris /at/ vindaloo /dot/ com 
                "All I was doing was trying to get home from work!" 
                                                 -- Rosa Parks

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