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Old 18th November 2008
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Hello,

I set up my wireless for my laptop. And it works -- almost. I can connect and all, but the problem I'm having is that one of the configuration seems to be causing a boot up error. When i boot up in that network, and it goes to initialize the interfaces, I get a fatal firmware error. I can then restart the network after I log in and it works just fine.

I'm running NetBSD 4.0.1 with kernel 5.99.01. The wireless card is Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. I'm using the wpi0 driver and wpa_supplicant version 0.4.9.

Here is the rc.conf section:

Code:
dhclient=YES
wpa_supplicant=YES
wpa_supplicant_flags="-B -i wpi0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"
critical_filesystems_local="/var /usr"
The above order was straight from the NetBSD community wiki pages.


Here is the section for the secure network that is giving me issues:

Code:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
        ssid="blank for security"
        scan_ssid=1
        key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
        pairwise=TKIP
        group=TKIP
        ca_cert="/etc/cert/certificate.cer"
        client_cert="/etc/cert/certificate.cer"
        private_cert="/etc/cert/certificate.cer"
        identity="blank for security"
        password="blank for security"
}

I am able to log into the network, it's just that since it gives me that fatal firmware error on boot up, I have to restart the network and the dhclient manually - it doesn't give me such errors when I'm in my home network.
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Also, is there a built-in command to learn what the signal strength is?
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Also, is there a built-in command to learn what the signal strength is?
ifconfig wpi0 list scan

It is updated now and then - depends on net80211 implementation and driver itself.
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ifconfig wpi0 list scan

It is updated now and then - depends on net80211 implementation and driver itself.
It's in the man page -- and then it seems like it is trying to do something when entered -- and then it hangs and eventually gives me an error (IOSCIOADDR? if my memory serves and something like a configuration error - I'll try to post the exact error later).
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Any ideas on why the network would give the firmware error on initial bootup?
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