RE: No network cards enable RE: Try these Manual steps to enable networking
Here are some FreeBSD resources, I read and give URLs below.
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO88 ... eless.html The FreeBSD Network Wireless manual.
Here are the steps written for WIFI bringup on FreeBSD.
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/i-ne ... 25n.60235/
TP Link WN725N device
https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?que ... &sektion=4
FreeBSD 11 RTWN driver details.
Make sure you have the correct WIFI firmware file for your WIFI device placed in the correct directory folder. TBD
https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?que ... ease-ports
urtwn firmware (4)
FreeBSD Quick Wireless Notes.
I wrote a detailed howto get network started manually
in three posts in these forums. now that was with FreeBSD 11.0 (GhostBSD) and now the commands might have changed with http://TrueOS.org
18.xx version kernel.
RealTek RTL8188CE Wii-Fi PCI network hardware setup
Edimax EW-7811un Wifi USB nano dongle; 10.3 & 11.0 setup
How do I find out what driver I need?
From a terminal window using the command line, you should be able to edit those 3 files to match your network settings for your wifi environment and issue some commands and visually see the results. Learning the commands from reading a combination of those two forum posts should help you connect your GhostBSD to your local wifi network. I wrote these posts to document the commands to get a network connection operational. I came new to GhostBSD and did not know which commands to use in this OS to get started with WIFI networking. You can follow my steps and change some details to match your situation.
What Wifi card or usb dongle do you use for your network? Is the network at 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz or both, dual band?
List your PCI devices with this command.
List your USB devices with this command
Which device is your WiFI device? Google FreeBSD and the name of your chip device model number "FreeBSD 8192cu" or "FreeBSD 8188CE"
What version of GhostBSD are you running
List the last 10 lines of dmesg log file or read through the dmesg file using the less command dmesg | less
ifconfig doesn't show my wireless card
You're probably looking for
Also, make sure you've actually read the wireless networking chapter.The FreeBSD Network Wireless manual
.https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO88 ... eless.html
My wireless card does not show up in
A driver might be missing. Check out the output of pciconf -lv
and look for devices with the network class.
Now edit these 3 files /boot/loader.conf, /etc/rc.conf, and /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
See those two forum posts for details on editing and commands to manually issue.
A user can either become a SuperUser root to issue priviledge commands or pre-pend the command with "sudo"
Use the following line for testing with the Debug and Password debug printout options. The wpa_supplicant sets up the PSK or WEP or WPA2 details Wpa_supplicant command is not needed for an "OPEN" network connection but issue this command anyway for completeness. The dhclient command request a DHCP IP allocation for your network connection. [/size]
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wpa_supplicant -d -K -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Manually issue the wpa_supplicant command with the background Dameon option and dhclient commands
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wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# restart the two network services: network interface and network routing
# here are 2 commands to issue to restart the two network services: network interface and network routing.
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service netif restart
service routing restart
Once you get the WiFi working manually, you will have verified the 3 files have the correct information inside them and then the automatic network connection should work. You can test wifi connectivity using the ping command
or Ping the Hurricane Electric website "easy to quickly type he.net why I use it for testing." Hurricane Electric is also a internet backbone service provider.
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sudo ping -c 3 http://www.ghostbsd.org
test that well know website "GhostBSD" which you are presently reading.
use Netstat commands to list out the new network interface connections
use Sockstat commands to list out the socket connections
or Network Status interfaces
or socket status for ipv4
Check connectivity with ping command to a specific IP address like Google Domain Name service
Ping google Domain Naming Service (DNS) 3 times.
Ping Open Domain Naming Service (DNS) 3 times.
Ping Hurricane Electric Internet Service Provider 3 times.
Ping an OpenNic DNS server in Colorado ns4.co.us.dns.opennic.glue https://servers.opennicproject.org/
I would be happy for you to report back success, failures, and what contents of those 3 files worked for you, Kinou. You can use the full forum editor and the "Quote" and "Code" to encase your answers here in your replies. I hope I have been specific and not much complicated.
EdiMax EW-7811un is a good USB nano device to use with GhostBSD, FreeBSD, and Linux for WIFI networking 150Mbps.
That should show the urtwn0 driver connected with the USB nano WiFi dongle Edimax EW-7811un
or 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter TL-WN725N
ps. Like to hear about BSD news? http://bsdnow.tv
You can download a MP3 audio only or watch the youtube video episode.
I am happy for others to add corrections or suggest commands for debugging a WIFI Lan interface connection. Please Comment it is easy.