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Date:      Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:59:32 -0400
From:      Carmel <carmel_ny@outlook.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Getting wireless network up and running
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On Tue=2C 15 Mar 2016 18:31:22 +0100=2C Roland Smith stated:

> On Tue=2C Mar 15=2C 2016 at 07:37:43AM -0400=2C Carmel wrote:
> > On Tue=2C 15 Mar 2016 07:05:13 -0400=2C Carmel stated:
> >  =20
> > > On Mon=2C 14 Mar 2016 23:50:33 +0100=2C Ben Woods stated:
> > >  =20
> > > > On 14 March 2016 at 20:17=2C 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 =20
>=20
> You also need to load the firmware using the
> ports/net/bwn-firmware-kmod port *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.)

I did that originally.

> > > > > /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"=2C but the network never
> > > > > comes up. I tried rebooting=2C but still nothing.
> > > > >
> > > > > If I append a "0" to bwn=3B ie=2C wlans_bwn0=3D"wlan0"=2C I get t=
his
> > > > > output:
> > > > >
> > > > > dhclient[1485]: short write: wanted 20 go 0 bytes
> > > > > dhclient[1485]: exiting
> > > > >
> > > > > The system is then frozen solid=2C so I am forced to reboot into
> > > > > single user mode and remove the entry in "rc.conf". =20
>=20
> Nevertheless=2C it *should* be: wlans_bwn0=3D"wlan0"=2C because =E2=80=98=
bwn0=E2=80=99 is
> the interface name.
>=20
> Try ifconfig_wlan0=3D"WPA DHCP"
>=20
> > > > > Can anyone tell me what the problem is? =20
>=20
> At a guess I think you forgot to load the firmware.
>=20
> Roland




--=20
Carmel



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