Bug 148078 - [ath] wireless networking stops functioning
Summary: [ath] wireless networking stops functioning
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wireless (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-wireless (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-06-23 04:10 UTC by eb30750
Modified: 2018-05-28 19:47 UTC (History)
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Description eb30750 2010-06-23 04:10:05 UTC
I finally found time to work with Freebsd 8.0 release from last fall.  After struggling to find the correct configuration I was able to get my wireless interface working just great.  In an attempt to get Gnome 2.3 loaded I performed a freebsd-update to 8.1 prerelease.  After running install and rebooting twice the system booted up with the wlan0 device stating "associated."  However, no network response was forth coming.  After researching this on the web I found a blog that stated to insert the line synchonous_dhclient="yes."  I did and the network interface was able to perform pings and traceroutes.  But when I went to download a new package the network froze.  Again, I researched the web and found instructions to add if_vlan_load and vaps_ath0="wlan0".  Adding these did not make matters any better.  I then "rolled back" the Freebsd to 8.0 release and changed the conf files back and the network is up and running as expected.

8.0 release config files

ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"


	ssid="my wireless AP"
	psk="my AP password"

How-To-Repeat: upgrade to 8.1 prerelease
Comment 1 Oliver Pinter 2010-06-23 10:52:47 UTC

under 7.3-STABLE is the same problem, on boot +2-3 minutes the
networking is ok, but after 2-3 minutes, it going down. The soultion
is this:

ifconfig_ath0="DHCP WPA protmode rtscts mode 11g -bgscan -burst
channel 12 -powersave"

It's an ar5212 tp-link wlan card.
Comment 2 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2010-06-28 05:26:59 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-amd64->freebsd-net

Over to maintainer(s).
Comment 3 Adrian Chadd freebsd_committer 2011-04-11 12:41:44 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-net->freebsd-wireless

punt to mailing list
Comment 4 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:47:51 UTC
batch change:

For bugs that match the following
-  Status Is In progress 
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
- Affects Base System OR Documentation


Reset to open status.

I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.