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Date:      Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:03:15 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Henry Olyer <henry.olyer@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: seeing a wireless router when building a 7.2 system
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.0909261045070.29318@wonkity.com>
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On Sat, 26 Sep 2009, Henry Olyer wrote:

> I have read all about the WPA sub-system;  I've also setup my /boot/loader.conf and /etc/rc.conf files, correctly.
> Except one small detail...
> 
> ifconfig ath0 up scan
> 
> never returns.
> 
> And when I do a:
> 
> ifconfig ath0
> 
> It tells me I don't have a carrier.

Let me repeat:

> Then you need the entries in /etc/rc.conf
> to create the wlan0 interface ...
> wlans_ath0="wlan0"

After /etc/rc.d/netif runs, that is equivalent to

   ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0

Then use the wlan0 interface instead of ath0:

   ifconfig wlan0 up scan

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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