Jon Atkinson

FreeBSD Wifi Notes

This assumes you have wpa_supplicant available, and it’s associated package wpa_cli.

Configuring your wifi with wpa_cli is like playing a text adventure, but even more exciting.

The following exercise was performed with a Thinkpad with well-supported wireless hardware. There’s a driver for the wifi chipset in the mainline kernel, and it doesn’t use NDIS or anything exotic, so your results may vary.

First, check that your wifi adaptor is appearing:

$ ifconfig

You should see an interface called wlan0 or similar.`