WIFI as access point

Peter Pauly ppauly at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 00:36:20 UTC 2017


Nevermind - I see the:  gateway_enable="YES"

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:31 PM, Peter Pauly <ppauly at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>>>             http://www.dlink.com/al/sq/products/dwa-556-xtreme-n-pci-exp
>>> ress-desktop-adapter
>>>             <http://www.dlink.com/al/sq/products/dwa-556-xtreme-n-pci-ex
>>> press-desktop-adapter>
>>>
>>>
>>>             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
>>>         Adapter".
>>>         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
>>>             <hostap>
>>>             status: running
>>>             ssid FBSD_AP channel 1 (2412 MHz 11g ht/40+) bssid
>>>             00:18:e7:d5:b3:84
>>>             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
>>>     interface=wlan0
>>>     debug=2
>>>     ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd
>>>     ctrl_interface_group=wheel
>>>     ssid=FBSD_AP
>>>     wpa=2
>>>     wpa_passphrase=test
>>>     wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>>>     wpa_pairwise=CCMP
>>>
>>>
>>>     /root >cat /etc/rc.conf
>>>     Snip
>>>
>>>     gateway_enable="YES"
>>>
>>>     ifconfig_em0="DHCP"                # from cable modem
>>>     ifconfig_vge0="inet 10.0.10.2"     # to LAN switch
>>>
>>>     # Wifi in hostap mode
>>>     wlans_ath0="wlan0"
>>>     create_args_wlan0="wlanmode hostap"
>>>     ifconfig_wlan0="inet 10.0.10.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid FBSD_AP
>>>     mode  11g"
>>>     hostapd_enable="YES"
>>>
>>>     dhcpd_enable="YES"
>>>     dhcpd_conf="/usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf"
>>>     dhcpd_ifaces="vge0"         # ASRock Server Lan Nic
>>>     dhcpd_flags="-q"
>>>
>>>
>>>     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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