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Old 01-26-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
Electromancer
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Trouble Connecting to Wireless


I am using Debian 6.0.6.

I'm trying to connect via WPA, and not WEP.

Every time I run the following command..

#iwconfig wlan0 essid NETWORK_ID key WIRELESS_KEY

I get this output..

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A):
invalid argument "WIRELESS_KEY".

Last edited by Electromancer; 01-26-2013 at 02:25 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2013, 03:34 AM   #2
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Configure the /etc/network/interfaces file. The iwconfig "key" argument is for WEP. WPA_Supplicant is used to authenticate with WPA.
http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#wpasupplicant

Also the capitalized words in the command you tried are variables, that you substitute with appropriate values.
 
Old 01-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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Thank you for pointing me in the right direction, I show my upmost appreciation.
 
  


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