Sorry Felix, didn't notice you hadn't cc'd the list .. hoping you don't
mind if I do, might save someone else from responding .. cheers, Ian
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Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:52:43 +1000 (EST)
From: Ian Smith <smi...@nimnet.asn.au>
To: Felix Friedlander <felixph...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: ath (AR9280) with nanoBSD
On Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:28:54 +1000, Felix Friedlander wrote:
> > On 30 Jun 2016, at 19:12, Ian Smith <smi...@nimnet.asn.au> wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:51:40 -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> It's there, it just doesn't show up in ifconfig anymore.
> >> sysctl net.wlan.devices
> >> if you create the interface (ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0) then
> >> it'll show up!
> > Just curious .. why was it considered a good idea not to have ifconfig
> > show wireless interfaces? Won't this make for ongoing such confusion?
> As I understand it, it was to avoid duplication. You have to create a
> wlanN interface to use a wireless device, so you would end up with
> both athN and wlanN. Now ath (and every other wireless driver) donÿÿt
> directly appear in ifconfig, you only have one interface.
Ah, that sounds fair enough. I expect there'll be something in 11.0
release notes about that.
> I believe there is a sysctl to list the hardware devices if you want.
I guess that might be net.wlan.devices :)
Ok, sorry for the side-track ..
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