I sent this yesterday to freebsd-questions, and didn't get a
single bite, so I hope no one will mind if I repost it here.
I'd be grateful for any ideas.
I'm running FreeBSD on an IBM ThinkPad X23. For wireless access, I've
been using an Orinoco Gold 802.11b card that's been working fine for
two years or so.
I just got around to upgrading from 4.9 to 4.10, and in the process
something seems to have gotten screwed up with my wireless networking.
I've made buildworld and made kernel, but not installworld or
When I run dhclient, I get an IP address from my Linksys
router, but am unable to reach anything outside. I can
successfully ping the router, but trying to hit any outside
address, by name or IP, just hangs indefinitely. My usual
array of troubleshooting tips--killing the dhclient process,
deleting the dhclient.leases file, flushing the routing
table--has no effect.
Rolling back the kernel fixes this up. There wasn't anything about
this in UPDATING. I can get on perfectly well by plugging in an
Ethernet cable to the same router.
The fact that DHCP get an address and that you can ping the gateway
indicates that the card is working. Sounds like you might not have a
correct default route.
Do you see a reasonable response to 'netstat -rnf inet'?
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: ober...@es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634