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Here we will collect some tips and tricks from users to users.



on Telegram on 14.02.2020 at 21:40 This Page on the handbook could you bring further: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/network-wireless.html

Fred Finster[edit]

on Telegram on 15.02.2020 at 04:23: 

Here is primitive manual setup of wifi connection that I documented. https://forums.ghostbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=570

You originally created a "wlandev" when first setup your wifi connection. This is here as a detail configuration note example.

# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev rtwn0 Section # ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0 # ifconfig wlan0 list caps

Or Adhoc Mode section 31.3.5

#<nowiki> ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0 wlanmode adhoc </code> <code><nowiki># ifconfig wlan0 up scan

ifconfig wlan0 up scan

ifconfig wlan0 up scan > mylist_of_local_access_pts

Cat mylist_of_local_access_pts

Vic Thacker[edit]

on Telegram on 15.02.2020 at 04:30

You can look at the code for wpa_supplicant.

Here's the man page, https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=wpa_supplicant&sektion=8

## Addendum

"sysctl -n net.wlan.devices" will give you the device

"pciconf -lv" will give you the vendor and device in the output

The device driver and wpa_supplicant source code can provide details.

Mike Moses Bernard[edit]

on Telgram on 15.02.2020 at 5:15: If you have already set up your wireless card then run this command

ifconfig wlan0 list scan

It will list all the wireless networks that the card can see along side some of the features offered.

You can then edit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and enter the details of the wireless network you want to connect to.

Also, man ifconfig will give you all the things you can do with your wireless card.

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