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Old 01-03-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
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Hi guys.
Being fairly new to Linux i spent the best part of four days (on and off) getting my INTEL PRO wireless card to work in this Laptop. now its working I just need to get it to connect to my WPA WLAN.

Can anyone point me in the direction of how to get my Linux install ((Backtrack 2) to connect to my Wireless Lan, as until I can get on the net with Linux I cant really being to fully play.

Old 01-03-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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Read this thread. You need wpa_supplicant.
Old 01-03-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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Okey dokey....I followed the instructions on to download and install wpa_supplicant. I created /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf with the following data


       psk="<key generated from the keygent>"
then i ran

wpa_supplicant -B -i eth1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D ipw -w -dd

which just outputs the word:


What do i do!

Thanks for any suggestions!
Old 01-05-2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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if u just run
without any options, it gives u a standard command to run it. I'm on windows at the moment and can't be bothered to check but i think u were trying to make it run in the background as a daemon, waiting for a connection that requires it or something. type
man wpa_supplicant
to check what options u were giving it. Just try running
wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -dd
and see what happens to begin with to make sure it works. And then if that works fine, and connects u to the network, then start playing around with getting it to run as a daemon.

Be aware that i haven't actually had wpa_supplicant working myself because i can't find the right drivers for my wireless card, so i'm not sure what will happen if it actually does start working.


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