On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:49:01 -0700 (PDT), gahn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> hello:
> i installed cisco aironet 802.11a/b/g wirless adapter on 6.3 and have
> some issues. basically it works like charm with wpa2/dhcp, but it
> doesn't work with wpa2/static ip address.
> here is my working configuration for rc.conf
> ifconfig_ath0="ssid home WPA DCHP"
> everything works: authentication, dhcp process, ip address binding to
> the interface.
> but any time i change to:
> ifconfig_ath0="ssid home WPA inet netmask"
> everything else works except the binding of the static ip address to
> the interface.

I haven't tried putting *all* the options in ifconfig_ath0 ever, but my
old `wlan-home.sh' shell script for a WEP-only access point included
among others:

  # network interface options
  export wlans_ath0="wlan0"
  export ifconfig_wlan0="inet"
  export defaultrouter=''

  echo '## Stopping network interfaces.'
  /etc/rc.d/netif stop fxp0 && ifconfig fxp0 delete
  /etc/rc.d/netif stop ath0 && ifconfig ath0 delete

  echo '## Bringing up wireless interface.'
  /etc/rc.d/netif start ath0

  # NOTE: Changing options with the wlan interface UP doesn't work for
  # all options, so bring it temporarily down, set things up and go.
  ifconfig wlan0 down
  ifconfig wlan0 ssid '********' channel 5 wepmode on weptxkey 1 \
      wepkey '0x**************************'
  ifconfig wlan0 up

  ^^^^^ This last bit seems related to what you wrote. ^^^^^

I don't remember why I initially wrote it this way, but I think it was
because putting _everything_ in ${ifconfig_wlan0} with a statically
defined IP address didn't really work.

I don't use a static IP address anymore and I don't have the WEP-only AP
installed, having switched to WPA2/DHCP, but maybe that helps a bit with
what you want to do?

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