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sylvain
Hello,

Which tools do you use, to connect to open Wi-Fi Access Points ? Do you use handmade scripts, particular tools ?
dda71
Hello,

to be honest I've actually never used wifi on openbsd before but I will use it very shortly.

I will use
1)current because wicontrol is gone and ifconfig had some major wifi improvements.
and
2) kismet from ports

I think that should be enough. Any other suggestions welcome!

kind regards
mathemajikian
Since I like to have my CF card free for my 8GB compact flash card I use the following device for my Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54-AI usb wifi:



The rechargable battery power of the usb hub outlasts my SL-C3200's battery.

Heres the specs:

MODEL- CP-H420MP VENDOR- CYBERPOWER SYSTEMS

FEATURES- USB 2.0 4-port Mini Hub
The latest product innovation from CyberPower Systems provides you
with the ability to easily connect and power up to four USB devices
without an ac power adapter. The Mobile Battery Powered USB 2.0
4-port hub features rechargable batteries to power the hub.
Includes USB hub, 18" USB extension cable, (4) AAA batteries, User
manual.
* USB 2.0 data transfer up to 480 Mbps
* Easy Plug and Play installation
* Works with all USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 Devices
* Built-in battery power for USB device

-- SPECIFICATIONs -------------------------------------
CONNECTORS - (1) USB 2.0 Upstream connector
(4) USB 2.0 Downstream ports
INDICATORS - LEDs for Power, Battery activity
POWER - (4) rechargeable AAA batteries (included)
DIMENSIONS (in): 9.3 x 6.9 x 0.9


http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/CPH420MP.asp


QUOTE(sylvain @ Jul 28 2006, 12:59 PM)
Hello,

Which tools do you use, to connect to open Wi-Fi Access Points ? Do you use handmade scripts, particular tools ?
*
iamasmith
I occasionally use my own Wifi point with OpenBSD but have never used a public one.. I have Kismet installed and that does seem to pick up all my neighbors access points quite well.

Familiarise yourself with pf if you are going to do this, a very functional built in firewall.

-Andy
mathemajikian
I will post the information about the USB adapter I use with the powered USB hub shown above due to the numerous PM's I have had asking me which adapter I use:

The USB hub will not support networking via CF based network cards. The hub only supports networking via USB based network adapters. Here's the one I use:

Buffalo 54 Mbps* Wireless USB 2.0 Keychain Adapter



Model: WLI-U2-KG54-AI

Features:
• Small & Compact Design
• 802.11g/b, up to 54 Mbps
• Easy Setup with Auto Install (no driver needed)
• Installs Client Manager software automatically
• Supports AOSS™
• Supports WPA and 128/64-bit WEP Security
• USB 2.0/1.1
• Bus Powered
• Internal Diversity Antenna
• Supports Infrastructure or Ad-hoc Modes
• USB Extension Cable Included


Note: There is switch on the side of the device which must be pushed forward away from the dot in order for the USB adapter to work under OpenBSD-3.9
jpmatrix
hello,
i'm using my asus wl110 cf card and ifconfig, which worked great out of the box!
i've just a little problem : wifi seems to be lost after some time if i don't use it... and i have to ifconfig down/ ipconfig up to re-enable it.... am i the only one with this trouble ?
jpmatrix
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Oct 23 2006, 04:14 PM)
hello,
i'm using my asus wl110 cf card and ifconfig, which worked great out of the box!
i've just a little problem : wifi seems to be lost after some time if i don't use it... and i have to ifconfig down/ ipconfig up to re-enable it.... am i the only one with this trouble ?
*


well
does someone have any idea for my non persistent wifi connexions ?
that happens to me only under bsd...
gen2
QUOTE(sylvain @ Jul 28 2006, 12:59 PM)
Hello,

Which tools do you use, to connect to open Wi-Fi Access Points ? Do you use handmade scripts, particular tools ?
*


I'm using this to switch between network configurations
http://www.planetofidiots.com/zaurus/#net

and using dstumbler (from security/bsd-airtools) to discover APs and optimize antenna direction.
# dstumbler wi0 -o -m 0 -l dstumbler-aps.log
jpmatrix
QUOTE(gen2 @ Oct 29 2006, 06:25 PM)
QUOTE(sylvain @ Jul 28 2006, 12:59 PM)
Hello,

Which tools do you use, to connect to open Wi-Fi Access Points ? Do you use handmade scripts, particular tools ?
*


I'm using this to switch between network configurations
http://www.planetofidiots.com/zaurus/#net

and using dstumbler (from security/bsd-airtools) to discover APs and optimize antenna direction.
# dstumbler wi0 -o -m 0 -l dstumbler-aps.log
*




well, adding chan 3 and txpower 10000 seems to do a good job maintaing the connexion up... i don't understand why but thanks anyway:)
dstumbler built and installed smile.gif now i've to try smile.gif
fredc
QUOTE(mathemajikian @ Aug 12 2006, 01:41 PM)
The rechargable battery power of the usb hub outlasts my SL-C3200's battery.
Heres the specs:
MODEL- CP-H420MP          VENDOR- CYBERPOWER SYSTEMS


Did you get this device in the UK? Or do you know of any UK resellers?

Thanks

Fred
mathemajikian
QUOTE
MODEL- CP-H420MP          VENDOR- CYBERPOWER SYSTEMS

I was able to purchase mine from an ebay seller. You should be able to do the same.
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