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Date:      Sat, 8 Jun 2013 16:24:21 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Sasha and Tanya Kapshuk <sashaandtanya@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: trouble setting up wireless
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1306081618470.65226@wonkity.com>
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On Sat, 8 Jun 2013, Sasha and Tanya Kapshuk wrote:
>
> I am running the GENERIC kernel. I can see that the wlan and ath pieces are 
> compiled into the kernel, so I removed the ath lines from /boot/loader.conf.
>
> I seem to have done everything right, but it still doesn't work.
>
> 'ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0' creates wlan0.
>
> 'wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' produces  no output.
>
> dhclient wlan0 says no link .... giving up.
>
> What am I doing wrong?

First, check the easy things: is there a physical switch to enable 
wireless?  Is it on?

Please post the output of 'ifconfig -a'.

Until 'ifconfig wlan0 list scan' produces a list of visible access 
points, there's not much reason to run wpa_supplicant or dhclient.



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