Bug 186553 - [wi] No wireless connection possible, driver not working
Summary: [wi] No wireless connection possible, driver not working
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wireless (show other bugs)
Version: 10.0-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-wireless (Nobody)
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Reported: 2014-02-07 23:00 UTC by Joshua Krämer
Modified: 2018-05-28 19:46 UTC (History)
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Description Joshua Krämer 2014-02-07 23:00:00 UTC
It's impossible to connect my Clamshell iBook, on which I have freshly
installed FreeBSD 10.0-Release, with my wireless network at home.  I can't establish a connection with ifconfig and dhclient.  The wifi card is the original Apple Airport (not the Extreme edition).  For testing purposes, I have disabled encryption (WPA).

Fix: 

I have installed NetBSD 6.1.3 and there it was possible to establish a connection (but only if WPA encryption is disabled).  So maybe code from their wi module can be used.
How-To-Repeat: In /boot/loader.conf:

if_wi_load="YES"

On the command line:

# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev wi0 up
wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:10:...
# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
    ether 00:10:...
    inet6 fe80::210:c6ff:fe6a:78ff%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
    nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
    media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/11Mbps mode 11b
    status: associated
    ssid "" channel 0 (0 MHz) bssid 00:10:...
    country US authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 0 bmiss 7 ucastrate 0
    mcastrate 0 mgmtrate 0 maxretry 0 scanvalid 60 bintval 0
# ifconfig wlan0 scan
#
(Scan doesn't work; there are several networks in reach.  But maybe the card doesn't support scanning.)

# ifconfig wlan0 ssid MYSSID
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
    ether 00:10:...
    inet6 fe80::210:c6ff:fe6a:78ff%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
    nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
    media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
    status: no carrier
    ssid MYSSID channel 3 (2422 MHz 11b)
    country US authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 0 bmiss 7 scanvalid 60
    bintval 0

# dhclient wlan0
wlan0: no link ............... giving up

I have transfered everything by hand, so I can't rule out typos, and I
have shortened the MAC address (00:10:...).
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2014-02-12 03:30:01 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-wireless

Over to maintainer(s).
Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:46:49 UTC
batch change:

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

DO:

Reset to open status.


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