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How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by TeslaTM » 14 Sep 2016 16:29

Hey guys, i just setup an old pc with nas4free 10.3 and it all works fine when using ethernet.
But how can i configure the nas to use my Usb Wifi card instead of ethernet ?

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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by tony1 » 14 Sep 2016 18:38

it depends on the wifi card. you may need to load the drivers for it.
for a Ralink card you may need runfw_load="YES" in System|Advanced|loader.conf.
then set it up in Network|Interface Management and Network|Interface Management|WLAN and move it to the lan interface

you will get better performance with a wired connection obviously but I can see where a wireless link could be nice as well.

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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by F8BOE » 19 Sep 2016 10:57

Hello,

The easiest way is to take a WiFi client box or an AP in client mode, so you get access to your network in the most transparent way possible, withous hassles getting the "right" driver to make your hardware work.

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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by jonyyybe » 25 Dec 2016 00:45

Hi,

Sorry to revive this post but does anyone knows if this Wifi card ( Intel 8260NGW low-power WIFI/BT ) works on N4F and if yes what I need to do, thank you

Even so I would also give it a go to try some tips if someone has them :)

Is my wifi card missing, right?

$ ifconfig
igb0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=6403bb<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,JUMBO_MTU,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,TSO6,VLAN_HWTSO,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
ether 40:8d:5c:51:70:06
inet 192.168.0.100 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
status: active

em0: flags=8c02<BROADCAST,OACTIVE,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=4019b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,VLAN_HWTSO>
ether 40:8d:5c:51:70:04
nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
media: Ethernet autoselect
status: no carrier

lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
options=600003<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
groups: lo

found this topic (if someone with more knowledge can help, thank you) and post number 4 by tony1 looks encouraging
http://forums.nas4free.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=2424
also
http://forums.nas4free.org/viewtopic.php?t=2418
https://www.emogic.com/notes/nas4free_f ... less_setup

Meanwhile found some drivers (good for everyone, i think, link bellow) how can i load this up into my N4F
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/use ... rs/iwlwifi

I have typed in the command line dmesg and I could not see anything with ath0 or rum0 :(

found that someone here made it : https://wiki.freebsd.org/IntelNUC on the last row has the same wifi card
iwm0: <Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260> mem 0xdc000000-0xdc001fff irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci2

and this helps more (can someone help :), please )
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D7322 or https://reviews.freebsd.org/rS303345 (don't know if its the same or different, to tired at this hour)
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System GA-Z170N-WIFI-CF, 16GB RAM, White Node 304, Bequiet 450W Gold - all collers stock
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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by jonyyybe » 29 Dec 2016 02:19

I have done more and now showing on my N4F on the dmesg command

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iwm0: <Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260> mem 0xdf000000-0xdf001fff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci4
iwm0: hw rev 0x200, fw ver 16.242414.0, address a4:34:d9:01:23:d6
wlan0: Ethernet address: a4:34:d9:01:23:d6

And the result after ifconfig command

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wlan0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
ether a4:34:d9:01:23:d6
nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
status: no carrier
ssid "" channel 1 (2412 MHz 11b)
regdomain FCC country US authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 30
bmiss 10 scanvalid 60 wme bintval 0
groups: wlan

Still not connectiong to my router :(

now the wpa_supplicant.conf (inside i have the next rows) :

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network={
ssid="RouterName"  - here of course my SSID
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="yourpassword"  - here of course my SSID password
}

but after a reboot it's empty-no more configuration lines in wpa_supplicant.conf

I have a copy which has this line in and then I copy to /etc/wpa_supplicant after I delete the initial file which is empty well

In rc.conf I did enabled the wpa_supplicant_enable="YES" but the same thing happens after reboot and this changes to NO as value.

After changing more i have run

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$ ifconfig wlan0 up scan
SSID/MESH ID    BSSID              CHAN RATE    S:N     INT CAPS
TALKTALK774E53  00:9a:cd:77:4e:5c    1   54M   10:0     100 EP   HTCAP WPA RSN WME WPS
TALKTALK09B5D1  ac:cf:85:09:b5:d8   11   54M   10:0     100 EP   HTCAP WPA RSN WME WPS
FiberNet        c0:3e:0f:6e:e8:3d   11   54M   19:0     100 EP   RSN BSSLOAD HTCAP WPS WME

I made it work after more configuration and running the wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and then bellow

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$ ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
	ether a4:34:d9:01:23:d6
	inet 192.168.0.56 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255 
	nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
	media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet OFDM/36Mbps mode 11g
	status: associated
	ssid FiberNet channel 11 (2462 MHz 11g) bssid c0:3e:0f:x:x:x:x
	regdomain FCC country US authmode WPA2/802.11i privacy ON
	deftxkey UNDEF AES-CCM 2:128-bit txpower 30 bmiss 10 scanvalid 60
	protmode CTS wme roaming MANUAL
	groups: wlan
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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by Caroline » 07 Sep 2017 06:45

I am also looking for How to connect Nas to Wifi network. And I just setup PC with nas4free using this advice. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by b0ssman » 07 Sep 2017 09:03

you will want something with 802.11ac otherwise the performance will suck.
802.11ac is not supported by freebsd.
Therefore follow the advice of F8BOE and get a client mode access point. (get something like a RE450 and put lede on it)
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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by snehalpatil2391 » 21 Feb 2019 07:45

Its really cool to do hardware networking connection for the wifi network
1.Firstly, check your dongle is supported.
2.Plug your Wi-Fi dongle into an available USB port. ...
3.If using a supported dongle, head to Control Panel > Wireless > Network Map Configuration.
4.Choose Join Wireless Network.
5.Follow the on-screen wizard, filling in your LAN password.
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Re: How to connect Nas to Wifi network

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Post by Brahiewahiewa » 21 Feb 2019 10:54

snehalpatil2391 wrote:
21 Feb 2019 07:45
…3.If using a supported dongle, head to Control Panel > Wireless > Network Map Configuration.
...
Correct if xigmanas would've ran on windows; however it runs on BSD

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