[Bulk] Wireless Networking

Alexandre axelbsd at ymail.com
Wed Jul 10 17:34:56 UTC 2013

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Walter Hurry wrote:

> 9.1-RELEASE-p4 on amd64. This is a laptop with an Atheros 9280 wireless
> chip in a domestic setting with a single router and a cable "modem".
> I have never had to use wireless before, but am now in another room. I
> have followed the handbook, and it seems to be working well. One question
> though: 'ifconfig -a' shows *two* entries apparently relating to
> wireless: ath0 and wlan0. The wlan0 one shows the IP address (fixed, not
> DHCP), netmask, ssid and so forth, but the ath0 entry shows only:
> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
>         ether 0c:ee:e6:80:ed:52
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g
>         status: associated
> Is this how it should be?
> Hi Walter,

Wlan0 is a clone of your wireless network card. So all the IP  setup is
applied to Wlan0.
You will find more information in the handbook
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-wireless.html and in rhe
ifconfig man page.
I hope this will help you.

Kind regards,

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