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Old 29th November 2021
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I can't auto config my wireless network interface so I tried to configure it by myself, I really don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I have no network. As device type or anything it was I selected auto, as IP address 192.168.1.2, mask 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.0.1, dns domain local.domain and dns1 1.1.1.1.
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I can't auto config my wireless network interface
Why not? What have you tried and how does it fail, exactly? Have you read hostname.if(5)?

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as IP address 192.168.1.2, mask 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.0.1, dns domain local.domain and dns1 1.1.1.1.
The IP address and the gateway should be on the same subnet so if the gateway address is correct then the IP address should be 192.168.0.2 (or so) — the first three numbers should be the same.

You can use Linux to check workable values, here's my system as an example:
Code:
$ ip r 
default via 192.168.0.1 dev wlan0 proto static metric 304 
192.168.0.0/24 dev wlan0 proto static scope link src 192.168.0.11 
$
So the IP address ("src") is 192.168.0.11 and the gateway ("default") is 192.168.0.1; in this output the subnet mask is given in CIDR notation with 255.255.255.0 expressed as a /24 suffix appended to the IP address.
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Well, i cant auto detect it due to some errors. I forgot to connect to a wifi ndtwork,how can i do it at network configuration in the sysinst?

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Ah, another superfluous full quote. Lovely.

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i cant auto detect it due to some errors
If you shared the errors we might be able to help.

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how can i do it at network configuration in the sysinst?
Not sure what you mean by "in the sysinst" but you should probably read the man page to which I linked above.

EDIT: oops, I've just noticed this is the NetBSD sub-forum. I have no idea how NetBSD works and the OpenBSD man page link is clearly not relevant. Sorry about that.
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Ah, another superfluous full quote. Lovely.
I'm sorry for that, I just wrote the message using a phone with alphanumeric keypad, it's so annoying.

Also, by sysinst i mean the NetBSD installer. I've copied the /etc/hostname.if from my OpenBSD root to the NetBSD root, rebooted but didn't worked.
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I've copied the /etc/hostname.if from my OpenBSD root to the NetBSD root, rebooted but didn't worked.

OpenBSD manages it's own encryption and networking and the default does not use wpa_supplicant. NetBSD uses wpa_supplicant exclusively. NetBSD, as does FreeBSD, recommends you setup wireless in /etc/rc.conf:

24.2.1. Connecting using IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi)

You are all over this forum hopping from FreeBSD <-> OpenBSD <-> NetBSD. Each of these projects has documentation on how to accomplish different tasks.

FreeBSD Handbook

OpenBSD FAQ

The NetBSD Guide

If you would have utilized these resources, you would have had copy/paste setup guides.

There is one helpful suggestion that is in the Arch wiki on appending a network to /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.

The command wpa_passphrase(8) takes your SSID followed by the WPA key and outputs the necessary information for /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.

You can redirect the output from the terminal to the file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf with ">" or ">>".
">" overwrites the file while ">>" appends the output to the file.
For NetBSD do not us ">" as it already contains
Code:
# Allow wpa_cli(8) to configure wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
update_config=1
Instead
wpa_passphrase discord passphrase >> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
which will result in

Code:
# Allow wpa_cli(8) to configure wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
update_config=1

# Automatically connect to the protected network "discord" using the password "passphrase".
network={
        ssid="discord"
        #psk=passphrase
        psk="******************************************"
}
The Arch wiki is also an excellent source of information, particularly for userland applications like wpa_supplicant, mpd, etc....
ArchLinux Wiki wpa_supplicant

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