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February 5th, 2009, 02:13
I am trying to hook up my computer to the internet. It is running freeBSD 6.2 and is has an ativa brand wireless card. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
February 5th, 2009, 02:54
ah you need to identify the card in your dmesg and then build some files.
What going to be your set up. I'm experienced in connecting to one access point at home. And I use WPA.
31.3.2 Basic Setup (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-wireless.html)
February 5th, 2009, 03:27
Thanks for that link, it helps a lot, I just need to get my card working now. Ill be connecting to a single access point using WEP or WPA, not sure which. I was looking into something called the NDISulator but I do not have the kernel sources installed and I do not how or where to get them.
February 5th, 2009, 21:16
I am trying to hook up my computer to the internet. It is running freeBSD 6.2 ...No offense, but unless you have a particular need for 6.2, you are much better off with running a current version of FreeBSD for several reasons but lack of security updates is first and foremost.
Here is what freebsd-update has to say about a 6.2 webserver that I have yet to pull the plug on:FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p11 (GENERIC) #0: Wed Feb 13 06:44:57 UTC 2008
[jblue@deflector-control ~]$ su
deflector-control# freebsd-update fetch install
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 2 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature from update1.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.
No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p12.
WARNING: FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p11 HAS PASSED ITS END-OF-LIFE DATE.
Any security issues discovered after Sun Jun 1 02:00:00 CDT 2008
will not have been corrected.
And yes, I preach the virtues of freebsd-update to all who will listen ....
February 5th, 2009, 22:32
That makes sense but I don't have use for either one unless I get the internet working on it. Is it possible to upgrade once I get 6.2 connected?
February 6th, 2009, 07:41
That makes sense but I don't have use for either one unless I get the internet working on it. Is it possible to upgrade once I get 6.2 connected?Agreed, but as with most things in life there is a point of diminishing returns for any given tangent or endeavor. Since you are posting here, it would seem that you have other means of downloading updated install disks and you may find that you problem will go away with the newer version.
February 6th, 2009, 07:42
It's working now. No more need for Windows now.
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