Trying to set up wireless networking

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Thu Feb 20 01:33:55 UTC 2014

This is a fresh installation of 10.0-RELEASE (amd64).

Despite following the relevant section in the handbook, I can't seem to get wireless networking (at home) set up properly.

The router is on, using WEP (yes, I know) and I am trying to give FreeBSD a fixed IP address of

Here is the output of ifconfig wlan0:

wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
	ether 0c:ee:e6:80:ed:52
	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 
	inet6 fe80::eee:e6ff:fe80:ed52%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 
	media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet MCS mode 11ng
	status: associated
	ssid daddysnetwork channel 7 (2442 MHz 11g ht/20) bssid 00:24:01:c6:d7:c4
	regdomain 101 indoor ecm authmode OPEN privacy ON deftxkey 1
	wepkey 1:104-bit txpower 20 bmiss 7 scanvalid 60 protmode CTS
	ampdulimit 64k ampdudensity 4 shortgi wme burst

But when I try, for example, to ping (Google's public DNS), all packets are lost.

What am I doing wrong? What other information should I provide?

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