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Old 08-16-2009
restart the network on freeBSD 7.2


howto restart the network with a wireless interface including wpa_supplicant on freeBSD 7.2 without reboot?
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Old 09-29-2009
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Old 10-02-2009

I actually found the freebsd handbook to be a bit useless in this respect in the way that it always gave examples using inetd and putting parameters into your rc.conf file.

For a wireless device, I find this is daft.

Have a look at the wpa_supplicant.conf example file for how to craft the wpa_supplicant file. Once that is done, it is usually as simple as...

# wpa_supplicant -Dbsd -iath0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# dhclient ath0

*This is done from memory so some spelling mistakes may occur Smilie

I use wpa_supplicant for anything wireless related now rather than using ifconfig and all that.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-02-2009
edit: same info posted above.

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