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Old 11th June 2008
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I'm able to connect with a wired connection with dhcp enabled but not wireless with wpa-psk. I have read here in this thread that it supports wpa but I'm not sure on how to set it up. I assume that I need 3 files(makefile, wpa-psk.8, and wpa-psk.c) but don't know where to get it.

I have a GN-WPKG RT2560F ral(4) chipset and can be used as an access point. If you have any suggestions or docs/guides on setting up wpa, please let me know. I'm running obsd 4.3...

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You are, if I recall correctly, running 4.3. WPA is a feature committed in -current. It is not in 4.3, it will be in 4.4.

For more info on the flavors of OpenBSD, see FAQ 5.1.
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jggimi is correct, WPA is a feature of 4.3-CURRENT, not 4.3-RELEASE..

You'll have to wait until 4.4, or use -CURRENT, the decision is up to you..
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The announcement on undeadly was made back mid-April:

http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=artic...20080416195151
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Oh alright then...I'll wait for 4.4 and in the meantime I'll just stick with a wired connection.
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If you decide to try 4.3-current before 4.4 comes out, setting up WPA is just a two-step affair:

1) Create your WPA pre-shared key via wpa-psk(8) eg: wpa-psk <Your SSID> <Your passphrase> This will provide you with a 256-bit hex key.

2) Set up your AP for WPA (unless WPA1 is otherwise explicitly set, the default is to set up WPA2) via /etc/hostname.ral0:
Code:
up media autoselect mediaopt hostap mode 11g chan 1 nwid <Your SSID> wpa wpapsk 0x<your 256-bit Hex key>
inet 172.16.0.1 255.255.255.0
Run sh /etc/netstart or just reboot, and you're done. You now have an OpenBSD 4.3-current AP running WPA2.

The wireless section of ifconfig(8)'s man page gives you everything you need. Note, though, that ifconfig's man page for 4.3-release hasn't been updated with the necessary WPA switches. You need 4.3-current, as already said. If you've OpenBSD clients that you want to use your AP with, those should be upgraded to 4.3-current as well.

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....ifconfig's man page for 4.3-release hasn't been updated with the necessary WPA switches.
True, on the installed OS. However, the OpenBSD Project website has a link to the OpenBSD Manual Pages, which includes all man pages through history, for all architectures. -current is the default, though you can select any prior release. Here is the link to the -current man page for ifconfig(8): http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.c...86&format=html

The history of the ifconfig man page starts with OpenBSD 2.2, which was from September, 1994.
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If you don't want to wait give a current snapshot a try. I never had problems (beside my crap hardware but that's another story) even if it's current.
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man pages on WPA are updated in 4.3 current.
You can use the following procedure from the command line to tell your interface (call it
ral0 for the purpose of the example) to connect using WPA.

Step 1 Generate wpapsk as

Code:
$ wpa-psk <Your SSID> <Your passphrase>
Step 2

Code:
# ifconfig ral0 wpa wpapsk 0xa5499c66926f5b9679c... (where this hexadecimal number is output of the step one)
Code:
dhclient ral0 (if your access point issues leases as DHCP server)
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