wireless and/or routing question UPDATE - WPA
gobble.wa at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 06:29:01 UTC 2012
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Waitman Gobble <gobble.wa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2012 7:19 AM, "Matthias Apitz" <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> > El día Friday, January 13, 2012 a las 07:03:11AM -0800, Waitman Gobble
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Thanks. I've always heard countless rumors about WPA being wise :) I'll
> > > take your advice and take a step up in technology. My "stubborn
> > > conservatism" probably roots back to the time when not all devices
> could do
> > > WPA, or at least I had crazy trouble getting things to work. But this
> > > learned attitude was probably around 2000, which was like a million
> > > ago with dinosaurs and stuff. Time for me to finally get with it.
> > >
> > > ...
> > Concerning WEP ./. WPA: From the technical point it is clear, WPA is
> > more secure; but there are other aspects as well; we have had in Germany
> > cases where the WAN IP of the AP appeared as source addr of some kind of
> > crime (access to child porn or whatever) and the AP owner said: I'm
> > using WEP, it was not me, and someone highjacked my AP ... and he/she
> > went home as free person;
> > matthias
> > --
> > Matthias Apitz
> > e <guru at unixarea.de> - w http://www.unixarea.de/
> > UNIX since V7 on PDP-11, UNIX on mainframe since ESER 1055 (IBM /370)
> > UNIX on x86 since SVR4.2 UnixWare 2.1.2, FreeBSD since 2.2.5
> thanks, going to try WPA this weekend.
> My apartment is not so convenient for drive-by scanners (cant think of the
> proper term at the moment) but i do have at least one neighbor who appears
> potentially suspect.. like he might try to hack my ap for fun.
Today I picked up a D-Link DIR-815 and set it up for WPA with TKIP/PSK.
I believe i followed the instructions in the FreeBSD handbook. However, the
wpa_supplicant appears to hang indefinitely. If i control-c it barfs out an
This clones ale0 wired NIC MAC to ath0 wireless NIC for lagg
ifconfig ath0 ether 00:23:5a:59:e1:e4
ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0 ssid BOOTAY
ifconfig wlan0 up scan
here's the wpa_supplicant that's hanging:
wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
p00ntang# wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Trying to associate with 1c:7e:e5:de:ed:52 (SSID='BOOTAY' freq=2452 MHz)
Associated with 1c:7e:e5:de:ed:52
WPA: Key negotiation completed with 1c:7e:e5:de:ed:52 [PTK=TKIP GTK=TKIP]
CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 1c:7e:e5:de:ed:52 completed (auth)
^CCTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
ioctl[SIOCS80211, op 20, len 7]: Can't assign requested address
ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=4 eloop_data=0x284081c0 user_data=0x28412080
If I terminate with ampersand to run asynchronously it keeps running and i
have a wireless connection - it works.
p00ntang# wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf &
I guess that makes sense but the handbook is not clear to me that it's to
be done this way. It's the first time i've set up WPA on FreeBSD so i'm not
100% about what to expect.
i am noticing messages about rekeying, so maybe the wpa-supplicant is
supposed to keep running.
psk="PASSWORD GOES HERE"
here's the rest of the lagg to set wired/wireless interface with a failover
configuration. this is pretty clear in the handbook but i'll put it here in
case someone runs across the thread in the future.
ifconfig ale0 up
ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig lagg0 create
ifconfig lagg0 up laggproto failover laggport ale0 laggport wlan0
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