WIFI as access point
ppauly at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 00:31:04 UTC 2017
How are you routing packets between the two interfaces?
On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:18 PM, Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at gmail.com <mailto:
>> luzar722 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 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
>> to function as an access point?
>> This card is fully support by ath driver as "AR5418 Wireless
>> 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
>> ether 00:18:e7:d5:b3:84
>> inet 10.0.10.100 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.0.10.255
>> nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11ng
>> status: running
>> 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
>> scanvalid 60
>> protmode CTS ampdulimit 64k ampdudensity 8 shortgi wme burst
>> dtimperiod 1 -dfs
>> groups: wlan
>> /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
>> create_args_wlan0="wlanmode hostap"
>> ifconfig_wlan0="inet 10.0.10.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid FBSD_AP
>> mode 11g"
>> 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 hostap.
>> 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
>> Peter Pauly wrote:
>> You're serving DHCP on your LAN interface, but not on the WiFi interface.
> Thanks I corrected that now.
> Now the win7 wifi stays connected but has no internet access.
> /root >ifconfig wlan0 list scan
> ADDR AID CHAN RATE RSSI IDLE TXSEQ RXSEQ CAPS FLAG
> 0c:ee:e6:ba:6f:26 1 1 54M 26.5 135 16 8288 EPS AQE RSN WME
> I also see a dhcp lease for the ip address that win7 wifi says it has.
> What can be the cause of no internet access on the wifi hostap?
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