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Old 09-06-2006, 07:08 AM   #1
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wireless + wpa


Hi, I'm using an intel 3945ABG wireless adapter on SuSe 10.0... I finally got the wifi-adapter installed (it has cost me 3 days ), but still I can't connect to the internet...
I can use iwconfig and iwlist but i've no idea how to connect. Also, I tried using the KWifiManager. It found my wifinetwork one time when I disabled WPA, but i couldn't connect to the internet. When I rebooted, it said 'Out of range' although I was sitting next to my router...
Is there anyone who can help me? And how do I configure WPA under linux?

Thanks!!!
 
Old 09-07-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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Assuming that your wifi network interface is eth1 you can try the following commands:

# iwconfig eth1 mode Managed
# iwconfig eth1 essid your_essid_name
# iwconfig eth1 key restricted your_wpa_key
# iwconfig - just to check up if the card is up and running
# ifconfig eth1 up
# dhclient eth1

This should setup your card and get an ip address from the router via DHCP. If that doesn't work you can always setup your ip address, netmask and gateway (ip of the router) with ifconfig command.

Last edited by igorc; 09-07-2006 at 06:59 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 08:31 AM   #3
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Thank you, it works perfectly!
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by igorc
Assuming that your wifi network interface is eth1 you can try the following commands:

# iwconfig eth1 mode Managed
# iwconfig eth1 essid your_essid_name
# iwconfig eth1 key restricted your_wpa_key
# iwconfig - just to check up if the card is up and running
# ifconfig eth1 up
# dhclient eth1

This should setup your card and get an ip address from the router via DHCP. If that doesn't work you can always setup your ip address, netmask and gateway (ip of the router) with ifconfig command.
Hi,

I encounter the same problem under Kubuntu 6.10.

I have no problem connecting on any unprotected AP or protected by WEP AP, but I can't get associated with any WPA, WPA2, WPA(PSK), ... -protected AP.

I tried the commands given in the quote, it gives the following error on iwconfig eth1 key restricted your_wpa_key :

Error : unrecognised wireless request my_wpa_key

I tried "my_wpa_key", it says the same...

any idea ?
 
Old 03-07-2007, 03:56 AM   #5
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Hi,

The word “your_wpa_key” in the post means that you have to replace that string with the real encrypted WPA key for the network you want to connect to, not to use "your_wpa_key" literally in the configuration.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 04:43 AM   #6
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Yes, I know I ment my real wpa_key, I just thought it would be easy to understand...

By the way, it's solved now Thanks !
 
  


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