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Old 03-03-2010, 04:26 PM
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Default How configure mi WIFI (RALINK)
Hello
Newbies under freebsd (i'm used linux since more than 15 years (debian & slack)),
I'd like use freebsd, so I test in first PCBSD

Install is OK, but after the boot, I don't know how configure the network (WIFI)

The WIFI Card appears well in the KDE configuration center (wlan0), I give the IP and the WEP Key, but nothing when I restart the network.
The card stay down (even if I pass in a command line : ifconfig wlan0 up (I do this under linux))

What's wrong.? Perhaps I should install drivers before or modified some files ? Do you have doc ou a link ?

When I try to ping another PC of the network, I've got a message "no route" .

Somebody can explain to me how configure this ? The KDE configuration center is enough or must we modified some files (via a shell or command line) ?

Thanx a lot !
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:04 PM
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I'm running into a similar problem, although my system freezes when I enter the SSID, WPA key and run the 'ok' button. There is not even a way to open up a console..

I am pretty much a big newbie in UNIX/BSD and figured out this line in my /var/log/messages that seems to cover the card

Quote:
ral0: <Ralink Technology RT2561S> mem 0xdd800000-0xdd807fff irq 18 at device 19.0 on pci0
ral0: MAC/BBP RT2561C, RF RT2527
ral0: [ITHREAD]
The following line looks like the error to me and it is the very last entry before giving the box a cold reboot.

Quote:
kernel: ral0: need multicast update callback
After browsing in the mailinglists and the forum I saw that in PC-BSD there is a duplicate for ral0 called wlan0. I see the wlan0 appear in the KDE utility,but there is no trace whatsoever in rc.conf.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:54 PM
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You might want to read this sticky in the FreeBSD forum as well as this section of the FreeBSD Handbook. Not sure if the Handbook section is completely up to date for v8.0. Hope this helps
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Originally Posted by bjs
You might want to read this sticky in the FreeBSD forum as well as this section of the FreeBSD Handbook. Not sure if the Handbook section is completely up to date for v8.0. Hope this helps

Great fun. I love these RTFM replies.

Also those: 'Make a forum search and see what comes up'.

My favorite though is ' Welcome to the forum. I can't help, but hope someone else can.'

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Sorry you feel that way. Personally, I don't have wifi but thought someone might appricate a nudge in the right direction where they might find the answer to their problem.

I see you have been around a lot longer than myself but didn't offer up any great wisdom on how to solve the problem. I at least tried to help.
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