[PC-BSD Testing] DHCP, wireless, and documentation - Fri Aug 7 snapshot
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Sun Sep 9 08:58:07 PDT 2007
Dell Inspiron 9300 all defaults taken at install:
bfe0: <Broadcom BCM4401-B0 Fast Ethernet> mem 0xdfcfe000-0xdfcfffff irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci3
Hardwired to a D-Link wireless router. The DHCP client would not update /etc/resolv.conf with name servers (file was empty). Restarting the network using KDE Network Manager in the task bar placed the name servers in /etc/resolv.conf for a few minutes, but the default gateway was removed from the interface.
iwi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG> mem 0xdfcfd000-0xdfcfdfff irq 17 at device 3.0 on pci3
ps auxww|grep wpa returns:
root 397 0.0 0.3 2876 1676 ?? Ss 9:39AM 0:00.23 /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant -B -q -i iwi0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D bsd -P /var/run/wpa_supplicant/iwi0.pid
There is no /var/run/wpa_supplicant/ directory on the system.
I realize you cannot change the KDE Network Manager so please note in your upcoming 1.4 Quick Guide that if the Wireless AP is not broadcasting it's ssid that scan_ssid=1 must be added to the networking section in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.
In Chapter 4.1 of the current Quick Guide under installing software through ports the menu path has changed in 1.4 to update ports (as has the graphic since 1.4 has a Misc tab). Please make a note for when you are updating the Quick Guide ;-)
I'll let you know what else I find.
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