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Old 03-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
xp1o1d5
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Wpa Supplicant


I am new to using wpa_supplicant and have googled alot and still cant figure it out. I can connect to any other router with wep or no encryption but I couldn't connect to a guys router with wpa turned on.

I am running 64 bit debian, with a linksys wusb54gsc usb stick. Ive tried installing wpa_supplicant from source and also the debian repository. When I installed it from source i followed http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to...wpa_supplicant there howto and also one from here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/lofivers...p/t399787.html When I did the make install it errored out saying something like couldn't enter or exit some folders. It installs just fine from the repository but all the howto's ive read on how to set it up says edit a /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file and I dont have that conf file nowhere. And im not sure what else to do.

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by xp1o1d5; 03-31-2009 at 11:23 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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Ive tried installing wpa_supplicant from source and also the debian repository.
Reinstall it from the debian repository.

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It installs just fine from the repository but all the howto's ive read on how to set it up says edit a /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file and I dont have that conf file nowhere. And im not sure what else to do.

Thanks for any help.
Unfortunately, editing includes *creating* the file from scratch. Probably the simplest way to create a working conf file is to run the following command.

Code:
wpa_passphrase yourssid yourpassword  > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
For example, if your ssid was george and your password was br549, you would enter the following:

Code:
wpa_passphrase george br549  > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
 
  


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