FreeBSD DHCP wpa_supplicant Wi-Fi Issues

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FreeBSD DHCP wpa_supplicant Wi-Fi Issues

I just got FreeBSD up and running with an XFCE desktop on an old Gateway laptop. It works great, except the wireless setup is scaring me. I can connect to my home WiFi fine most of the time, but I'm concerned about other WiFi that I will need to connect to away from home.
I understand that I can use wpa_supplicant to determine what WiFi signal to connect to. But when I enable wpa_supplicant in my rc.conf file I get this message and no network connection.

wlan0: Ethernet address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
starting wpa_supplicant.
starting dhclient.
wlan0: no link ...................... giving up
etc/rc.d/dhclient: WARNING: failed to start dhclient


# Set dumpdev to "AUTO" to enable crash dumps, "NO"to disable"


ifconfig_wlan0="WPA SYNCDHCP"



When I run 'ifconfig', under bwi0 and wlan0, it shows a status of no carrier.

Although, If I use this in my rc.conf instead.

dhclient will give me this on startup
wlan0: state change to UP
got link
bwiwi: need multicast multicast update callback

dhclient will usually go ahead and connect with my home WiFi and give me an IP address.

If anybody can help, I would greatly appreciate it! I've been working for hours straight and I am stumped.Smilie

Last edited by BrentBANKS; 07-13-2015 at 10:43 AM..
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I think I had found the issue.
I added this to my /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

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