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Re: How to set up WPA wireless networking



On Thursday 21 December 2006 14:57 pm, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas wrote:
> http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&versio
>n=all&exact=1&keywords=wpasupplicant
> http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/312
> http://wiki.debian.org/WPA
> http://www.vollink.com/gary/deb_wifi.html

Thanks for the links, although some of them are out of date for sid.  I had 
missed /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/README.modes.gz, which seems to be the 
best information.

> Isn't wpasupplicant package required?  Have you read the links included
> above?

Umm, I do have wpasupplicant installed, and I'm not sure what you're trying to 
say here.

I think I may have gotten it working by changing the last stanza to:

...
iface wireless inet dhcp
        wireless-essid linksys_*
        wpa-driver wext
        wpa-ssid linksys_*
        wpa-psk ***

Could it be that wpasupplicant has trouble connecting to networks with hidden 
SSID's without first manually associating the card to that network as above?
-- 
Daniel Schepler



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