Thank you. I don't think I tried _ifconfig urtwn0 ssid "" down_. I will try
it next time I am in a similar situation.
On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 9:11 PM, Brett Lymn <bl...@internode.on.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 07:34:22AM -0700, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> > I was reading this from the context of "oh you have to use the old WEP
> > way" to connect to an open network using ifconfig. I remember doing
> > this many years ago.
> > I have no idea if stuff changed since then, but the ifconfig command
> > still appears to support connecting to open networks and WEP
> > networks... Just need to figure out what is happening in this case.
> I visited a hotel recently that had an "open" wireless network, the
> wireless had no auth itself but they redirected you to an authentication
> portal the first time you connected after which things Just Worked(tm)
> for the rest of our stay. I did this to get connected:
> /etc/rc.d/wpa_supplicant stop (assuming you have that running)
> ifconfig urtwn0 ssid "" down
> dhclient urtwn0
> Once I think I confused the wireless adaptor when messing around and I
> had to unplug/plug it again (it is a usb adaptor so that was easy) but
> most of the time it worked fine.
> Brett Lymn
> Let go, or be dragged - Zen proverb.