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Old 07-25-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
MartenH
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Wireless with WPA


It seems WPA is giving many people alot of troubl to install, I'm one of them. I'm all new to linux but I want to get the wirless security running and it's honestly killing my experience of linux.

I'm running Ubuntu and if I have the router set to open it works fine. The card is recognized at once and I can connect through it. However, if I set the router to WPA (have widows comps using it so I know it's working) and then try to use wpa_supplicant nothing works as it should.

I have tried several guides as well ass chats where I have gotten lots of help but everything has failed so far.

I might be way off, correct me if I am and let me know where to begin, but these are the things I suspect;

1. The card uses orinoco_cs, however this is not supported by wpa_supplicant?
2. The orinoco_cs driver, though operational, is wrong for my type of card. I've fund that my chipset it most likely Prism3.
Quote:
FCCID PKW-WPC11-V31 (approved 7/23/2002) uses ISL3871xxx or Prism3
Another page stated Prism2. cardctl gives procduct info: "The Linksys group, Icn.", "Instant wireless network PC CArd", "ISL37300P", "RevA"
3. I need to use ndiswrapper to get it working, however I can't findt he correct drivers. The windows XP drivers from linksys keeps showing up as Invalid driver.
4. my configuration is completly wrong.
5. Something else

As an addition i want to mention that the card (linksys WPC11 ver3) didn't have WPA support when it came out, linksys has released a driver for it since then.

(eth1 is the wirless card)
Here are my current files
Quote:
/etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0

iface eth1 inet manual
pre-up iconfig eth1 up
up /root/ssidselect
post-down ifconfig eth1 down
Quote:
/root/ssidselect
#!/bin/sh
IF=eth1
NET=holi

iwconfig $IF essid $NET
killall -q wpa_supplicant
killall -q dhclient
killall -q dhclient3
wpa_supplicant -wB -i$IF -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
dhclient $IF
exit 0
Quote:
/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=0

network={
ssid=holi
scan_ssid=1
proto=WPA
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=TKIP
group=TKIP
psk=OutputFromwpa_passphraseSsidPassword
}
Please help me, I'm about to give up on all this soon and i really want to use linux, not trash it!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:26 PM   #3
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I have an Orinoco WaveLan IEEE card, which uses the orinoco_cs driver. It is *not* compliant with wpa_supplicant. Your Prism-based card should work with the hostap driver, which is complaint with wpa_supplicant.

Oh, and SSIDs and PSKs have to have quotes around them like this:

SSID="your_ssid"

or they will not work. Hope it helps as it looks like I'll need a new card to do WPA with as WEP isn't worth a darn anymore after the English guy cracked it in 3 seconds...
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:25 AM   #4
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Have you tried NetworkManager?
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:45 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mizzou_Engineer
Hope it helps as it looks like I'll need a new card to do WPA with as WEP isn't worth a darn anymore after the English guy cracked it in 3 seconds...
Better make that a WPA2 card if you're serious about security.

And BTW, this thread is over a year old!!
 
  


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