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Old 08-05-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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Can i access my secured router from linux??


Hello everyone

I secured (WPA) my router through the navigation program in Windows XP.I have Windows and Fedora7 in my pc.Is there a way to access the router from linux in order to use the wireless mode?

Thanks!
 
Old 08-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Assuming your card is supported under Linux and WPA is working with it, then you just need to put the key in.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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How can i do this ?
I use ndiswrapper but now i can't use it because when i run ifconfig wlan0 it can't find it
You mean i must first install and run wpa_supplicant?

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Old 08-05-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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This site has a wireless howto (check out the LQ wiki link). It sounds like you may not have followed the instructions in locating and wrapping a windows driver. Also make sure you modprobe the "ndiswrapper" kernel module. To locate the best driver to use, go to the ndiswrapper wiki site. That way you can download a driver that is known to work with your device. Also install the wireless-tools and wpa-supplicant packages. Wireless tools contains a program called "iwconfig" and "iwlist" that you can use to check if your device is working.

Also search this site for Debian and wpa. There have been many posts on configuring wireless.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
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I installed wpa_supplicant , i followed some steps i found ,most of them were editing the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf ,but whatever i did it didn't work

My /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf is :

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
ssid="any"
key_mgmt=NONE

}

I tried this :
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
#ap_scan=0
#fast_reauth=1

network={
ssid="myssid"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
proto=WPA
pairwise=TKIP
group=TKIP
psk="My63CharacterAlphaNumericWPAKey"
}

and some more similar but nothing

I tried also iwconfig wlan0 key xxxxxxxxxxxx and it gives
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
invalid argument "xxxxxxxxxxxxx".
 
  


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