[PC-BSD Support] Wifi connectivity 8.1 & 8.2rc3

Linux sqlpython at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 15 14:20:24 PST 2011


sqlpython writes:
Hi KrisIntro:You may recognize my name as long time forum member and contributor.I have run against a problem with WiFi where I must be over looking something obvious.I have not run PCBSD on a Laptop but Desktop only in the past few versions as I had Dell Laptops with Broadcom Wifi requiring a ndisgen of Win Drivers which would periodically Crash..Problem:  So.... I now have a Lenovo Thinkpad SL410. which has these NICSre0 (Realtek 8168) which is my Hardwire and works finewlan0 (Intel Pro/Wireless 5100) which is my Wifi and is THE PROBLEM.... Keep in mind that this is all on a LIVECD as I will not make a Laptop install unless I can resolve my WiFi problem.
 WiFi is not found automatically but is discovered once I run the GUI System Settings/Configure Network Settings .....Next I must choose the Device wlan0 Pro/Wireless and Configure it...I must scan for Wifi Routers which is does and once one is chosen it lights up..I have the FireWall OFFI have shut off all Security..WEP WAP etc...but no ip address is assigned to wlan0 and yet the correct MAC is listed in ifconfig.
So of course no connection via Wifi and will not connect nor ping Until GUI Network Settings Config
I have read blog.pcbsd.org/2011/02/possible-fix-for-wireless-freezes/..regarding the conflict between devd and netif startup..To test this once the wlan0 had been assigned and configured I reran route -add my gateway which confirmed that it was already in the list and then reran netif script which then connected the wlan0 device to an ip address... I will post the terminal results below from the LIVECD..Hopefully there is a Workaround so I can install to the Laptop other then A hand  config of the Wifi on each Boot and rerunning the netif script each time I need a WiFi.** Take Note the Wifi will ping the Router once configured with the Setup both Before and After the netif script is run..but only connect to the Internet addresses after the netif script is rerun...***Thanks for reading.
***** INFO Belowpcbsd# route add default 192.168.1.254route: writing to routing socket: File existsadd net default: gateway 192.168.1.254: route already in tablepcbsd# supcbsd# /etc/rc.d/netif restartwpa_supplicant not running? (check /var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0.pid).ifconfig: interface wlan0 does not existStopping Network: lo0 iwn0 re0 pfsync0 pflog0 wlan0.lo0: flags=8048<LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384        options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128         nd6 options=3<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV>iwn0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290        ether 00:24:d8:00:3e:42        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)        status: no carrierre0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500      
  options=389b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MCAST,WOL_MAGIC>        ether 00:76:9e:3c:29:1c        media: Ethernet autoselect (none)        status: no carrierpfsync0: flags=0<> metric 0 mtu 1460        syncpeer: 224.0.0.240 maxupd: 128pflog0: flags=0<> metric 0 mtu 33200ifconfig: interface wlan0 does not existStarting wpa_supplicant.wlan0: no link ...... got linkStarting Network: lo0 iwn0 re0.lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384        options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128         inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000         nd6 options=3<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV>iwn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290        ether 00:24:d8:00:3e:42        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g        status: associatedre0:
 flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500        options=389b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MCAST,WOL_MAGIC>        ether 00:76:9e:3c:29:1c        media: Ethernet autoselect (none)        status: no carrierpcbsd# ifconfigiwn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290        ether 00:24:d8:00:3e:42        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g        status: associatedre0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500        options=389b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MCAST,WOL_MAGIC>        ether 00:76:9e:3c:29:1c        media: Ethernet autoselect (none)        status: no carrierlo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384        options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3   
      inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128         inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000         nd6 options=3<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV>pfsync0: flags=0<> metric 0 mtu 1460        syncpeer: 224.0.0.240 maxupd: 128pflog0: flags=0<> metric 0 mtu 33200wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500        ether 00:24:d8:00:3e:42        inet 192.168.1.21 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 255.255.255.255        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet OFDM/36Mbps mode 11g        status: associated        ssid "My Cisco" channel 6 (2437 MHz 11g) bssid 00:26:75:11:15:20        country US authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 15 bmiss 10        scanvalid 450 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi 7        roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme roaming MANUAL
pcbsd# ping 192.168.1.254PING 192.168.1.254 (192.168.1.254): 56 data bytes                                            64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=1.637 ms                                64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=1.332 ms                                ^C                                                                                           --- 192.168.1.254 ping statistics ---                                                        2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0.0% packet loss                                  round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 1.332/1.485/1.637/0.152 ms                                   pcbsd#  
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