Trouble with pcmcia wifi card in pci adapter its recognized but?

  • I am not finding it broadcasting the SSID  I see hidessid below but I did not select that.  The activity lights on the card flash a few times on statup then no activity.

    $ cat /tmp/

    pfSense wireless configuration script.

    enable shell debugging

    set -x

    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 down
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 -mediaopt hostap
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 mode '11b'
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 channel '0'
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 -mediaopt turbo
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 ssid 'pfs_silver'
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 -hidessid
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 -mediaopt adhoc
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 protmode 'off'
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 -pureg
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 apbridge
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 -wme
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 authmode open wepmode off
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 txpower '72'
    /sbin/ifconfig wi0 up

    $ ifconfig wi0
    wi0: flags=8843 <up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast>mtu 1500
    inet6 fe80::202:2dff:fe32:68e3%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8
    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
    ether 00:02:2d:32:68:e3
    media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11b (DS/2Mbps)
    status: no carrier
    ssid pfs_silver channel 1
    stationname "FreeBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node"
    authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpowmax 100 bmiss 7</up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast>

  • It works when I select ADHoc IBSS but not in the other two modes. 
    Ifrastructure of Access Point.

    I can get out to the net.  I wonder if this will work with more than one client?

  • can you do a ifconfig wi0 list caps from the shell and show me the output ?

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