On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, herbert langhans wrote:

> Hi Daemons,
> I have some troubles to get connected to an open Wifi-Net.
> 
> Its an older IBM Stinkpad 600 and I bought a new PCMCIA-card for it.
> Chipset of the card is from Atheros, this is recommended by the FreeBSD
> Handbook.
> 
> I boot the Laptop, the drivers seem to be compiled in the generic
> Kernel. Booting shows something like:
> ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xff9f0000-0xff9fffff irq 17 at device 2.0 on
> pci2
> ath0: Ethernet address: 00:11:95:d5:43:62
> ath0: mac 7.9 phy 4.5 radio 5.6
> 
> Good. Then I try:
> # ifconfig ath0 up scan
> #
> (I tried this in a cool caf?, with cool people there and a cool open
> access point..)
>  
> Nothing. There should be a list of the available access points. 
> Is that right?
> Something I missed with the setup?
> 
> I tried:
> #kldload wlan_wep.ko
> #kldload wlan_ccmp.ko
> #kldload wlan_tkip.ko
> 
> ..and BSD 7.2, a very recent version, tells me that these files already exist 
> (so the kernel took
> already care of it).
> 
> What am I doing wrong??
> All ideas appreciated!
> Thanks
> herb langhans
> 

Assuming that you know the SSID.

# ifconfig ath0 ssid SSID
# ifconfig ath0 up
# dhclient ath0

What do you observe in this case (ie. dmesg log) ?


thanks
Saifi.

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