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Old 02-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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CentOS: associating problem with wpa_supplicant

I'm using CentOS5.2 and I need to connect to a wireless network using WPA. The card I have uses an RTL8180L chipset, so I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.28 kernel which should support that. It sees the card when I run iwconfig.

Also, this is the wpa_supplicant command I'm using:
wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -Bw -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

using wpa_gui, I can scan for the network, and it sees the correct network, but it can't associate with the AP. If I bring up the network using the simple ifup wlan0, it can't get an address.

Let me know if there's something obvious that I'm missing.
Old 02-02-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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Problem solved. Everything was configured correctly, but the signal strength was not strong enough to authenticate.


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