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Old 10th July 2021
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Default Unable to connect to wifi

Different coffee shop; same problem - unable to connect to wifi. Hopefully someone will be kind enought to explain why ifconfig shows status: no network.

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ifconfig iwn0 scan:

Code:
iwn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
  lladdr 00:24:d7:e7:8e:d4
  index 2 priority 4 llprio 3
  groups: wlan
  media: IEEE802.11 autoselect
  status: no network
  ieee80211: nwid NORTHSIDE-GUEST wpakey wpaprotos wpa2 wpaakms psk wpaciphers ccmp wpagroupcipher ccmp powersave on (100ms sleep)
    nwid "" chan 9 bssid 2a:ad:18:2c:b2:6c -35dBm 150M HT privacy,wpa2 
    nwid NORTHSIDE-GUEST chan 9 bssid c6:41:1e:1e:c0:78 -39dBm HT-MCS15 short_slottime,radio_measurement 
    nwid NORTHSIDE chan 9 bssid c4:41:1e:1e:c0:78 -40dBm HT-MCS15 privacy,short_slottime,radio_measurement,wpa2 
    nwid "" chan 9 bssid 2a:ad:18:44:93:e2 -44dBm 150M HT privacy,wpa2 
    nwid NORTHSIDE-GUEST-5GHz chan 48 bssid c6:41:1e:1e:c0:79 -44dBm HT-MCS31 short_preamble 
    nwid NORTHSIDE_5GHz chan 48 bssid c4:41:1e:1e:c0:79 -44dBm HT-MCS31 privacy,short_preamble,wpa2
ifconfig.iwn0:
Code:
iwn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        lladdr 00:24:d7:e7:8e:d4
        index 2 priority 4 llprio 3
        groups: wlan
        media: IEEE802.11 autoselect
        status: no network
        ieee80211: nwid NORTHSIDE-GUEST wpakey wpaprotos wpa2 wpaakms psk wpaciphers ccmp wpagroupcipher ccmp powersave on (100ms sleep)
/etc/hostname.iwn0:
Code:
join NORTHSIDE-GUEST wpakey xxxxxx
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To me it appears that the NORTHSIDE-GUEST SSID is open, it does not have a wpa/wpa2 key.
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jggimi - After reading your reply I went back to the coffee shop with my iPhone. They're closed but standing outside I was able to select NORTHSIDE_GUEST from all the SSID's listed. At that point a browser opened with a login field to enter the password.
How would I handle this on OpenBSD? Just allow my laptop to connect and then open Firefox?
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Yes.

WiFi can have its own encryption: the deprecated WEP and WPA, or the current standard: WPA2. With passwords, passphrases, or key management, these encryption schemes can be used for authentication and authorization.

Your coffee shop is apparently using an unencrypted, open SSID for network traffic, with a browser-based authentication and authorization step.
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