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Old 08-14-2004, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question Does Suse Linux 9.1 support WPA encryption?


I really have two questions...

- My Wireless infrastructure uses WPA encryption with a char(18) pass phrase. Does anyone know if I can use WPA encryption in Suse 9.1 Professional?

- My Wireless infrastructure also does not broadcast my ESSID. Does anyone know if I can connect to a network that does not broadcast the ESSID? It seems as though iwconfig doesn't actually set the ESSID unless it can compare what the user typed against what it can see on its wireless interface.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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There are two maybe three ways to install support for wlan on linux, one way is to use ndiswrapper.

This link describes how to install the ndiswrapper support
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/w...elessCardSetup

And this discribes wpa support for ndiswrapper
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/WPA


There is a list somewhere on the the web with the default ESSID
 
Old 08-24-2004, 02:48 AM   #3
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>- My Wireless infrastructure also does not broadcast my ESSID. Does anyone know if I can connect
> to a network that does not broadcast the ESSID? It seems as though iwconfig doesn't actually set
> the ESSID unless it can compare what the user typed against what it can see on its wireless interface.

I can connect to a hidden ESSID. I wrote a simple little script to set ESSID and WEP key and run dhcp client. I have to launch the script twice because the first try always comes up with a blank ESSID, but the second try generally works. --- SuSE 9.1/ndiswrapper/Belkin F5D7010 802.11-G PCMCIA card.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:43 AM   #4
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I have linuxant driver installed on Suse 9.1 using WPA supplicant. It works fine. About the no broadcast essid, I'm not sure. I have it set as Broadcasting. I just wanted to inform you that WPA works fine w/ it.

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