I've been through the FAQ section and the FreeBSD Handbook section on Wireless Networking and, from what I can tell, my WiFi should be working but it's not. Here's the output from sudo ifconfig | grep -B 3 802.11:
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run0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
From what I can tell, the system correctly identifies my WiFi Adapter, which is a D-Link DWA 140, version B2. From the looks of that output, I don't need to use a special driver. When I run sudo ifconfig wlan0 up, the adapter turns on because the orange light starts blinking. However, when I run sudo ifconfig wlan0 scan or sudo ifconfig wlan0 up scan, I get no output. It appears to not be finding any of the WiFi networks in range, including the one in this house that I want to connect to.
I know the WiFi adapter works, because I'm using it right now to submit this message in Linux Mint, which I have installed in a dual boot with GhostBSD.
So, does anybody have any idea as to what could be wrong or what I could be doing wrong? Without WiFi, I don't have Internet access on this computer without running a long length of Cat5E from my computer, through the wall, up across the attic, down through another wall, to the cable modem, which I'm not really keen to do at this point in time.