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.
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'?
Yes, I do--looks perfectly normal.
I have since brought the computer into my office, where I was
instantly able to hop on to an open access point that seems to
be in the neighborhood. This suggests that the problem must be
with my home router/AP. I don't know why this would be, as
it's been running fine for years, has the most basic
configuration, and is working with several other computers. But
I'm not sure what else to think about.
I have no idea what AP you are using, but, if it's got a firewall, that
my be unhappy with something. Does the AP log anything?
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