wireless hints: AP, username, password - does not work

Ben Woods woodsb02 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 05:44:50 UTC 2016

On 4 August 2016 at 07:47, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Aug 2016, Ben Woods wrote:
> On FreeBSD, it is as you said. Assuming you have atheros, put the following
>> in your /etc/rc.conf (replacing your_ssid_here with the wifi SSID):
>> wlans_ath0="wlan0"
>> ifconfig_wlan0="ssid *your_ssid_here* DHCP"
>> Run:
>> # service netif restart
>> Once you are connected and have an IP address, open your browser and
>> navigate to any webpage which DOESNT USE HTTPS. I commonly use
>> www.distrowatch.com, but any others you know which don't use https will
>> work. This is the part that tricks many people, as the captive portal will
>> redirect all web traffic to the portal until authenticated, but https
>> traffic will detect the server is not who they are supposed to be and
>> fail.
>> Once authenticated, you should get a connection. Note that if can be
>> easier
>> to connect with a mobile phone to confirm how it should work, and what the
>> SSID is etc, and then replicate on your FreeBSD laptop.
> This can be done in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf with just:
>   network={
>           ssid="horriblecaptiveportal"
>           key_mgmt="NONE"
>   }
> Then it is not necessary to change /etc/rc.conf.

TIL - thanks! Is it in the handbook!? :)

From: Benjamin Woods
woodsb02 at gmail.com

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