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Re: pcmcia wifi card not recognised

Hi Jim,

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 01:39:30AM +0000, Jim Burton wrote:
> Thanks very much, you hit the nail on the head. With this kernel my
> card is recognised.

Good to hear.

> I've installed wpasupplicant and edited /etc/network/interfaces like this:
> wireless-essid home

Change wireless-essid to wpa-ssid, then call ifup with the -v (or --verbose)
option to examine the commands being executed.

> wpa-driver wext

You can omit this, wpa_supplicant defaults to the wext driver backend if not

> but I get "No DHCPOFFERS received". I thought perhaps the space in the
> passphrase might be the problem and put quotes around it, which didn't help.

Surrounding the PSK/passphrase with quotes is optional.  The
wpa_key_check_and_set() function used by wpa_supplicant's ifupdown scripts will
strip them anyway.

See also "Troubleshooting" in /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/README.modes.gz,
especially if you are attempting to connect to a network with a hidden SSID.


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