WIFI as access point
luzar722 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 16:18:42 UTC 2017
Dima Panov wrote:
> Ernie Luzar wrote:
>> Hello List;
>> I have this wifi card
>> I recovered it from a decommissioned win7 box. On win7 this wifi card
>> could only be used to connect to a router access point.
>> If I add this wifi card to my FreeBSD 11.0 system can it be configured
>> to function as an access point?
> This card is fully support by ath driver as "AR5418 Wireless Network
> Copmlete examples with various AP setup described in manual page for driver.
I have followed the handbook "30.3.6 Freebsd Host Access Points" Chapter
in setting up this ath0 wifi card that is installed into my gateway box
that has a LAN on it. A win7 laptop can see the ssid and connect to it.
But it can not gain public internet access. Win7 wifi trouble shooting
says no valid ip address and not end point. To me this sounds like a
network configuration problem on my Freebsd gateway box.
/root >ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 0
inet 10.0.10.100 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.0.10.255
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11ng
ssid FBSD_AP channel 1 (2412 MHz 11g ht/40+) bssid
regdomain FCC indoor ecm authmode WPA2/802.11i privacy MIXED
deftxkey 3 AES-CCM 2:128-bit AES-CCM 3:128-bit txpower 27
protmode CTS ampdulimit 64k ampdudensity 8 shortgi wme burst
dtimperiod 1 -dfs
/root >cat /etc/hostapd.conf
/root >cat /etc/rc.conf
ifconfig_em0="DHCP" # from cable modem
ifconfig_vge0="inet 10.0.10.2" # to LAN switch
# Wifi in hostap mode
ifconfig_wlan0="inet 10.0.10.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid FBSD_AP mode
dhcpd_ifaces="vge0" # ASRock Server Lan Nic
This general config has been working for many years, since release 3.0
of Freebsd. The only thing new is the wifi card being used as a gateway
I do not understand what this is doing
fconfig_wlan0="inet 10.0.10.100 netmask 255.255.255.0
I can not find any documentation on this as to it's purpose.
I am trying to duplucate my cisco wifi router config which has this
security mode = wpa2 personal
encrytion = tkip or aes
network mode = BGN
Thanks for any help you can give me
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