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Date:      Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:06:18 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Thomas Mueller <mueller6724@bellsouth.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Trying to use TP-LINK TL-WN7200ND as network connection.
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1311221305080.70834@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <45.40.31125.6CD2F825@cdptpa-oedge03>
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On Fri, 22 Nov 2013, Thomas Mueller wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Nov 2013, Edwin L. Culp W. wrote:
>
>> I have tried tu get the above usb adapter on several versions of freebsd.
>> I am unable to get it to work.  Only the connection to USB is seen.
>
>> run0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
>>        ether 64:66:b3:0e:42:33
>>        nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>>        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
>>        status: no carrier
>
>> It has no carrier.
>
>> I must be missing something very basic that I haven't found after two days.
>
> and Warren Block responded:
>
>> This short setup article is for FreeBSD 9 and later:
>> http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/wireless.html
>
> Is there no pushbutton event needed?
>
> User pushes a button on wireless adapter, physical or virtual/software, and that requires the wireless client to push the button, physical or virtual/software, within two minutes.
>
> An alternative to the pushbutton is the PIN.

That would be WPS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup
I've never tried it, and some time ago it was shown to have some 
security problems.



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