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Old 01-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #16
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Thanks Lenard; I installed wpa_supplicant and ran the program but still could not connect to my wireless access point.

[root@localhost ~]# wpa_supplicant -ddK -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi
Initializing interface 'eth1' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'madwifi' ctrl_interface 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=1
Line: 74 - start of a new network block
Line 75: failed to parse ssid '\"Woodard\"'.
Line 75: failed to parse ssid '\"Woodard\"'.
scan_ssid=1 (0x1)
proto: 0x1
key_mgmt: 0x2
pairwise: 0x18
group: 0x1e
PSK - hexdump(len=32): 24 d4 67 4f e5 de 2c 83 45 96 35 15 31 8e d4 85 c9 89 c9 7a 3d 64 70 05 d4 5e 59 e3 c6 04 45 8e
Line 83: failed to parse network block.
Failed to read read or parse configuration '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'.
Failed to add interface eth1
Cancelling scan request
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #17
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Thanks Lenard for all of your insights! I installed wpa_supplicant without issue but ran into errors when trying to connect. I forwarded my output to the author.

[root@localhost ~]# wpa_supplicant -ddK -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi
Initializing interface 'eth1' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'madwifi' ctrl_interface 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=1
Line: 74 - start of a new network block
Line 75: failed to parse ssid '\"Woodard\"'.
Line 75: failed to parse ssid '\"Woodard\"'.
scan_ssid=1 (0x1)
proto: 0x1
key_mgmt: 0x2
pairwise: 0x18
group: 0x1e
PSK - hexdump(len=32): 24 d4 67 4f e5 de 2c 83 45 96 35 15 31 8e d4 85 c9 89 c9 7a 3d 64 70 05 d4 5e 59 e3 c6 04 45 8e
Line 83: failed to parse network block.
Failed to read read or parse configuration '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'.
Failed to add interface eth1
Cancelling scan request
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 01-13-2007, 05:48 AM   #18
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The link is a guide, this is not your device and driver your using an ipw3945d device correct???;

wpa_supplicant -ddK -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi
 
Old 01-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #19
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I have installed Intel's ipw3945d.
 
Old 01-15-2007, 03:53 PM   #20
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Exclamation wpa_supplicant

Good Day,

Here is the wpa_supplicant script executed again:

[root@localhost ~]# wpa_supplicant -ddK -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dipw3945d
Initializing interface 'eth1' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'ipw3945d' ctrl_interface 'N/A'
Unsupported driver 'ipw3945d'.
Failed to add interface eth1
Cancelling scan request

Regards,
Keith
 
Old 01-17-2007, 10:24 AM   #21
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Good Day,

I installed wpa_supplicant but it indicates that my driver, ipw3945d, is not supported.

[root@localhost etc]# wpa_supplicant -ddK -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dipw3945d
Initializing interface 'eth1' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'ipw3945d' ctrl_interface 'N/A'
Unsupported driver 'ipw3945d'.
Failed to add interface eth1
Cancelling scan request

Regards,
Keith
 
Old 01-17-2007, 12:37 PM   #22
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Hmmm......From; http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/README.ipw3945

Try using; wpa_supplicant -ddK -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dwext

And carefully review the manpages;

man 5 wpa_supplicant.conf
man wpa_supplicant
 
Old 01-19-2007, 03:17 PM   #23
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Thanks Lenard for your post.

I read the manual pages for wpa_supplicant and discovered that my driver, ipw3945d is indeed not supported. So I reconfigured my wireless network for WEP 64-bit and now I can connect to the internet. It appears that WEP is the protocol of choice for my network driver. However, I still would like to figure out how to make WPA2 Personal work. Maybe there will be an update to wpa_supplicant in the future.

Regards,
Keith
 
  


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