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Date:      Sun, 5 Jul 2009 10:55:58 -0400
From:      Glen Barber <glen.j.barber@gmail.com>
To:        Atheer Elobadi <atheer.elobadi@gmail.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: can't get atheros ar2413 to connect under freebsd 7.2
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On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Atheer Elobadi<atheer.elobadi@gmail.com> w=
rote:
> output from 'ifconfig ath0':
>
> ath0: flags=3D8843<UP, BROADCAST, RUNNING, SIMPLEX, MULTICAST> metric 0 m=
tu
> 1500
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 ether "00:19:7d:be:8c:65
> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless thernet autoselect (autoselect)
> status: no carrier
> ssid "" channel 13 (2472 Mhz 11g)
> authmode open privacy OFF txpower 31.5 bmiss 7 scanvalid 60 bgscan
> bgscanintvl 300 mgscanidle 250 roam:rssi11g 7 roam: rate11g 5
> protmode CTS burst bintval 0
>
> when 'ifconfig ath0 authmode wpa' :
> ieee80211_load_module: load the wlan_xauth module by hand for now.
> ifcondif: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
>
> i tried to 'kldload wlan_xauth' then 'ifconfig ath0 authmode wpa': (i don=
't
> know if this is necessary)

Ideally, it should load any dependent modules.

> then 'ifconfig ath0' :
>
> ath0: flags=3D8843<UP, BROADCAST, RUNNING, SIMPLEX, MULTICAST> metric 0 m=
tu
> 1500
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 ether "00:19:7d:be:8c:65
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless thernet autoselect (=
autoselect)
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 status: no carrier
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 ssid "" channel 13 (2472 Mhz 11g)
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 authmode 802.1x privacy MIXED deftxkey UNDEF txpowe=
r 31.5 bmiss 7
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscan bgscanintvl 300 mgscanid=
le 250
> roam:rssi11g 7
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 roam: rate11g 5 protmode CTS burst bintval 0
>

I hate asking this, because it shouldn't "fix" problems -- it only
masks what is underlying -- but, when was your last reboot?

With ifconfig_ath0=3D"WPA DHCP" in rc.conf, this will automatically
start wpa_supplicant.

Before rebooting, you could also try:
/etc/rc.d/netif restart; dhclient ath0


--=20
Glen Barber



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