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Date:      Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:14:09 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Henry Olyer <henry.olyer@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: seeing a wireless router when building a 7.2 system
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.0909222307340.10934@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <1d7089c40909221512i717a0a92kd5c7ab2428fa7cab@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <1d7089c40909221512i717a0a92kd5c7ab2428fa7cab@mail.gmail.com>

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On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, Henry Olyer wrote:

> I am putting up 7.2 and I am attempting to use a wireless router.
> How do I tell the 7.2  configurator to use my router, wirelessly?
>
> --jg
>
> I am using an Atheros chip-set, so I am not expecting trouble.  I just need
> FBSD to see my system.  I know my wireless 'name'.  What do I do??

If you're using WPA, create your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:

network={
   ssid="myssid"
   psk="mykey"
}

Then you need the entries in /etc/rc.conf to create the wlan0 interface 
and set it up for WPA and DHCP:

wlans_ath0="wlan0"
ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"

If you're not using WPA, well, why not?

See the Handbook for more:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-wireless.html

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA



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