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I have a home network with Linksys WRT45G or whatever router. I have it set up with WPA2 Personal wireless encryption. I cannot seem to get it working with wpa_supplicant.
I have been trying to work on this for two whole days and I am getting nowhere.
I installed the madwifi driver from madwifi's website.
I was able to do the make and make install with no problems.
So now I have an ath0 interface. It works with no encryption.
When I turn on my wireless encryption (WPA2 Personal PSK Mixed) the DHCP doesn't work which is fine.
I downloaded the wpa_supplicant install and was not able to build it. It keeps giving me the error:
"Building wpa_supplicant requires a configuration file
(.config). See README for more instructions. You can
run "cp defconfig .config" to create an example
make: *** [verify_config] Error 1"
I did as it said and created a .config file in the root directory of wpa_supplicant.
Here are the links that I am following:
document from madwifi Slackware Distro Install How To
document from madwifi 802.11i
<sorry can't post URLs b/c of first time post>
I also read the wpa_supplicant README.
The files that I have are as follows:
= The .config file for wpa_supplicant is in the root directory of wpa_supplicant /root/wpa_supplicant. I just copied the defconfig file and renamed it wifi.config.
= My rc.inet1.conf file; I just added:
#Config information for ath0 (using dhcp):
= My rc.wireless.conf; I just added:
#My Wireless Settings
INFO="AR5212 802.11abg NIC"
ESSID="<Disabled>" (yes this is actually my ssid)
KEY="I used the wpa_passphrase program to create this"
WPAOPTS=" -Dwext -iath0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"
The last couple of entries WPA etc. I added because I have been looking all over. I think these might be redundant so please tell me if they are.