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Old 01-24-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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A better way to WPA SUPPLICANT


In order to connect I must use wpa supplicant.

So I've created a bash that does the following:
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#!/bin/bash

sudo wpa_supplicant -w -i eth0 -D wired -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf &
sudo dhclient
But I was wondering if there is a better way to do the above thing?
 
Old 01-24-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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I've heard that Ubuntu is a stepchild of Debian. If that's the case, then your /etc/network/interfaces file could look like this:

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auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
        pre-up /sbin/wpa_supplicant -Bw -Dwired -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -ieth0
Can I ask why you're using "wired"? I just haven't seen that one before.
 
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:48 AM   #3
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because here in the dormitory we dont have wireless internet. But the security W2 which they use here apperently is wireless and thus all of us who are wired must also use the wireless autentication protocol to get online.

btw. pre-up /sbin/wpa_supplicant -Bw -Dwired -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -ieth0
are those -B and -D needed or is that a mistake
 
Old 01-25-2007, 06:49 AM   #4
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-B : Yes, this means you want wpa_supplicant to run in the background (if you were testing wpa_supplicant was working from the console, you might drop this).

-D : Yes, specifies which driver to use (for wireless, this is usually "wext" for Wireless Extensions)
 
Old 01-25-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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"are those -B and -D needed or is that a mistake"

Not a mistake. Like your motherboard. I've got one as well.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Quakeboy02
Like your motherboard. I've got one as well.
Yea, we SOCKET A lovers RULE
 
  


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