more etc/wpa* and rtc.conf-1

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jan 5 21:07:37 UTC 2017

On Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:31:17 +0100, swjatoslaw gerus wrote:
> power on 
> msk0 -link state changed to down 

That is the wired network, it is not connected. That's why
the interface is down. I wrote this in the previous message.

> login root ,passwd ...
> cd /etc  ,more wpa*

On FreeBSD, "more" is "less" - "less /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"
is the preferred command. ;-)

> ssid =" author ssid -correctly"
> key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
> identity= " author correctly"
> password " correctly" 
> priority = 5
> network ={
> priority=0
> key_mgmt=NONE
> }

That looks wrong in many ways.

The configuration file can be kept quite simple. For the
plenty of options, see "man 5 wpa_supplicant.conf".

For the details, just "translate" the required settings
from the Linux set-up guide you got, and if you have
additional questions, ask the maintainers of the network
you're trying to connect to - they'll be able to tell
you about specific details.

please re-read what I wrote on _what_ to put into _which_
file. Or at least read what I repeat:

/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf only needs this for starters:


/etc/rc.conf needs the following additions:

	ifconfig_wlan0="WPA SYNCDHCP"

Then, "reboot" or "service netif restart", whatever you

On Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:39:35 +0100, swjatoslaw gerus wrote:
> more  etc/rtc.conf 
> hostname="sony"
> keymap="german.iso.kbd"


> ifconfig_msk0="DHCP"
> ifconfig_msk0="inet network 0.f000000"

The 2nd setting overrides the first one and looks obviously

> defaultrouter=""

That one is missing.

> ifconfig_msk0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"

You don't even use the wired network, so why configure IPv6
for it?

> create_args_wlan0="country US regdomain FCC"

No idea where this comes from.

> local_unbound_enable="YES"
> sshd_enable="YES"
> moused_enable=YES"
> dumpdev="AUTO"

That's okay.


Why didn't you follow this part of the suggested instruction?

On Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:32:34 +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> In /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, set your access information:
> 	network={
> 		ssid="<SSID>"
> 		psk="<key>"
> 	}
> Replace <SSID> with the SSID you want to connect to, and
> <key> with the corresponding password.
> Add those to /etc/rc.conf:
> 	wlans_iwn0="wlan0"			<=== THOSE ARE
> 	ifconfig_wlan0="WPA SYNCDHCP"		<=== MISSING!
> Then just restart networking:
> 	# service netif restart
> The wireless connection should be up now.
> For diagnostic purposes, do the following "step by step" and
> check if (and where) problems occur:
> 	# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev iwn0
> 	# wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf  
> 	# dhclient wlan0

You didn't set up your networking as required, and you didn't
do any of the diagnostic steps. I don't understand how it's
still possible to assume that the result will work... ;-)

Again, simply follow the examples here:

Also, in case it applies: "HOWTO: Wireless WPA2-Enterprise Connection"

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