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Old 2nd August 2012
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Default Newbie - need help configuring wireless connection...


I am really embarrassed to have to ask help on this one but I just can't seem to figure it out.

I am simply trying to connect my OpenBSD 5.1 box to a WAP.

I have tried 3 different network devices:
1. PCMCIA Linksys WPC4G ver 3.1
2. Alfa AWUS036NH
3. Alfa AWUS036H (urtw0)

OpenBSD 5.1 seems to recognize all three of these cards right out of the box. I successfully use the following command with all three:


$ sudo ifconfig nwdevice scan


After reading the ifconfig man page, I have tried using the following command to access my WAP:

$ sudo ifconfig urtw0 nwid Jupiter chan 7 bssid 00:0f:66:00:7c:29 wpakey XXX

The result:


ifconfig urtw0


lladdr 00:c0:ca:50:79:21

priority: 4

groups: wlan

media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS1 mode 11g)

status: active

ieee80211: nwid Jupiter chan 7 bssid 00.0f:66:00:7c:29 100dB wpakey (not displayed) wpaprotos wpa1.wpa2. wpaakms psk wpaciphers tkep, ccmp wpagroupcipher tkip 100dBm

inet6 fe80::2c0:caff:fe50:7921%urtw0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4


The AWUS036H(urtw0) seems to be the most promising of the the three.

Unfortunately, I am not supplied with an IP and I do not seem to have an actual connection. Pinging google yields nothing.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
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