Re: How to set up WPA wireless networking
Daniel Schepler wrote:
First of all, I haven't really been able to find a good reference for how to
set up wireless networking and wpasupplicant on Debian, so if there's
something obvious out there that I've missed, I would be glad for pointers.
So on to the meat: I have been unable to get a consistently working
configuration for my ipw2200 card, on Debian sid running 2.6.18. I only have
one wireless network I ever want to connect to, so my current setup
in /etc/network/interfaces is:
auto eth0 eth1 eth2
mapping eth0 eth1 eth2
map 00:03:0D:21:5C:2E ethernet
map 00-03-0D-00-25-51-D8-36-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 ieee
map 00:0E:35:AF:45:A6 wireless
iface ethernet inet dhcp
iface ieee inet manual
iface wireless inet dhcp
Strangely, this occasionally works, but usually I get a failure to connect.
So, what's wrong with this setup, and what do I need to do to get it working
Please reply to me directly, as I'm not subscribed to the list.
Why don't you try the nm-applet? If you have network-manager ( with
network-manager-gnome and/or network-manager-kde) installed, nm-applet
helps you connect to any availabe network. You can give your WEP or WPA
passphrases while connecting. I guess you also have to have
wpa_supplicant installed. I have this working in a Ubuntu laptop.
I also have WPA working on a desktop running Debian Etch and
wpa_supplicant on XFCE (with no network-manager stuff). This was done
via giving the network information in /etc/network/interfaces file in
much the same way as you have done.