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Date:      Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:31:22 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        Carmel <carmel_ny@outlook.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Getting wireless network up and running
Message-ID:  <20160315173122.GB92613@slackbox.erewhon.home>
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On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 07:37:43AM -0400, Carmel wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:05:13 -0400, Carmel stated:
>=20
> > On Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:50:33 +0100, Ben Woods stated:
> >=20
> > > On 14 March 2016 at 20:17, Carmel <carmel_ny@outlook.com> wrote:
> > >  =20
> > > > I cannot seem to get my wireless network up and running.
> > > >
> > > > /boot/loader.conf
> > > > if_bwn_load=3D"YES"  # Broadcom BCM43xx IEEE 802.11 wireless NICs

You also need to load the firmware using the ports/net/bwn-firmware-kmod po=
rt
*before* calling ifconfig. See the manual page bwn(4). (Type =E2=80=98man 4=
 bwn=E2=80=99 in a
terminal or on the console to view the manual page.)

> > > > /etc/rc.conf
> > > > ## Wireless
> > > > wlans_bwn=3D"wlan0"
> > > > ifconfig_wlan0=3D"WPA SYNCDHCP"
> > > >
> > > > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
> > > > network=3D{
> > > >         ssid=3D"Wireless-2g"
> > > >         psk=3D"Secret"
> > > >         key_mgmt=3DWPA-PSK
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > I have run "service netif restart", but the network never comes
> > > > up. I tried rebooting, but still nothing.
> > > >
> > > > If I append a "0" to bwn; ie, wlans_bwn0=3D"wlan0", I get this
> > > > output:
> > > >
> > > > dhclient[1485]: short write: wanted 20 go 0 bytes
> > > > dhclient[1485]: exiting
> > > >
> > > > The system is then frozen solid, so I am forced to reboot into
> > > > single user mode and remove the entry in "rc.conf".

Nevertheless, it *should* be: wlans_bwn0=3D"wlan0", because =E2=80=98bwn0=
=E2=80=99 is the
interface name.

Try ifconfig_wlan0=3D"WPA DHCP"

> > > > Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

At a guess I think you forgot to load the firmware.

Roland
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