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Old 04-24-2011, 05:49 PM   #16
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Thanks, but it still says "Access Point: Not-Associated"
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #17
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Did you examine the wpa_supplicant.conf.sample file?

If you are sure that you've configured wpa_supplicant correctly, you can also start it at the commandline.

At first stop wlan0 and start wlan0 without authentication
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_stop
ifconfig wlan0 up
then start wpa_supplicant
Code:
wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
you will get some errormessages if it doesn't work, maybe this is helpful. If the authentication works (check in another terminal with iwconfig) you can use
Code:
dhcpcd wlan0
in order to require an ip-configuration via DHCP.

Note that wep works even without wpa_supplicant, but then you would have to configure wicd. wicd is (as far as I know) a part of the extra-tree of Slackware and not installed by default.

Markus
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #18
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Here's what happened.
Code:
bash-4.1# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_stop
bash-4.1# ifconfig wlan0 up
bash-4.1# wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
ioctl[SIOCSIWSCAN]: Device or resource busy
Failed to initiate AP scan.
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
ioctl[SIOCSIWSCAN]: Device or resource busy
Failed to initiate AP scan.
WPS-AP-AVAILABLE 
WPS-AP-AVAILABLE 
WPS-AP-AVAILABLE
To be honest, I'm not sure I've configured anything properly, because I don't understand what pieces of information should be put where. I don't know what a SSID is, or a PSK. What I do know is the network's: interface, security, broadcast address, subnet mask, default route, primary dns, and secondary dns. Do you think that with that information I will be able to configure the network properly?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:23 PM   #19
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SSID is the name of your network, psk is the key.

If you're using DHCP you should get the correct configuration (IP-adress, mask, broadcast-adress) automatically from your DHCP-server (you have configured for DHCP, do you know if you have a DHCP-server?.

If you have a wlan connection with Mint, can't you check the settings (well, they use different tools) and port it to Slackware's wpa_supplicant.conf? At least the psk and ssid should be available on any other computer which is connected to this wireless network.

Markus
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #20
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SSID is the name of your network, psk is the key.

If you're using DHCP you should get the correct configuration (IP-adress, mask, broadcast-adress) automatically from your DHCP-server (you have configured for DHCP, do you know if you have a DHCP-server?.

If you have a wlan connection with Mint, can't you check the settings (well, they use different tools) and port it to Slackware's wpa_supplicant.conf? At least the psk and ssid should be available on any other computer which is connected to this wireless network.

Markus
Well, now that I know that, then I can say that I did enter the correct ssid and psk. I would check the wpa supplicant.conf on Mint, but it seems that the two systems are not analagous in this case. However, I do know the name and key of my network, which I am sure are correct.
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #21
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mh, I'd recommend to google for the errormessages in your post #18.

Could you please post the output of
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA5 wire
this will show the module which is in use for the wireless adapter. We haven't yet checked which hardware you are using.

Markus
 
Old 04-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #22
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Here it is.
Code:
bash-4.1# lspci -k | grep -iA5 wire
10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 135b
	Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
	Kernel modules: iwl3945
bash-4.1#
 
Old 04-24-2011, 07:04 PM   #23
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Well, unfortunately I can't seem to find out what the problem is.

I'll have to go to bed now, it's about 2 o'clock in the morning here in Germany

Good luck, I hope I could help anyway and you'll find a solution.

Markus
 
Old 04-24-2011, 07:06 PM   #24
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Well, unfortunately I can't seem to find out what the problem is.

I'll have to go to bed now, it's about 2 o'clock in the morning here in Germany

Good luck, I hope I could help anyway and you'll find a solution.

Markus
Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.
 
  


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