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Old 09-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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WPA Supplicant (cannot connect to wpa supplicant - retrying)


Hi guys,

my previous post mentioned the failure in connecting to encrypted networks. After googling around, I found out that wpa supplicant was the problem.

Unfortunately, whenever I tried starting wpa_cli, this pops up.

"Could not connect to wpa_supplicant - re-trying"

I'm using Hardy Heron (Ubuntu), 2.6.24-19, Gnome 2.22.3, Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g.

Any help would be appreciated here.


Thanks.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 06:06 AM   #2
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wpa_supplicant exits at once unless it's being used. There is some option to make it wait. have you set up wpa_supplicant.conf? See also man wpa_passphrase

Try to get this stuff into the init scripts and working.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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Hi business_kid,

I hate to sound dumb.. well, okay, I actually do sound dumb. But I actually do have a wpa_supplicant.conf (which I created on my own, because for some odd reason I didn't have one).

it went like this:

ap_scan=2
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

network={
ssid="MyESSID"
scan_ssid=1 # only needed if your access point uses a hidden ssid
proto=WPA
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="seeminglyrandomseriesofnumbers"
pairwise=TKIP
group=TKIP
}

Is there something wrong with this file (or rather, did I type anything wrong in this file?)

And erm, how do I get this into the init. files?

Thanks a ton.

Last edited by r11_kaede; 09-09-2009 at 09:50 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 03:51 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by r11_kaede View Post
Hi business_kid,

I hate to sound dumb.. well, okay, I actually do sound dumb. But I actually do have a wpa_supplicant.conf (which I created on my own, because for some odd reason I didn't have one).

it went like this:

ap_scan=2
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

network={
ssid="MyESSID"
scan_ssid=1 # only needed if your access point uses a hidden ssid
proto=WPA
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="seeminglyrandomseriesofnumbers"
pairwise=TKIP
group=TKIP
}

Is there something wrong with this file (or rather, did I type anything wrong in this file?)
I have
pairwise=CCMP TGKIP
group=CCMP TKIP WEP104 WEP40

aND you left out one step. wpa_passphrase gives you the number you _really_want_. Open wpa_supplicant fior editing, and in another terminal type this

wpa_passhrase MyESSID seeminglyrandomseriesofnumbers

bash-3.1$ wpa_passphrase MyESSID seeminglyrandomseriesofnumbers
network={
ssid="MyESSID"
#psk="seeminglyrandomseriesofnumbers"
psk=8e83d5dcf3df474cb1000c9efa5dd6dc184ac6e0ce9e9bcc660b7aaf22ec5894
}

THAT is the psk you want. The original set is there for reference only. Don't ask me why. . .
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:15 AM   #5
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okay, so if im reading you rightly, I need to run the commands as such.

1) wpa_passphrase MyEssid "initial password"
2) wpa_passphrase MyEssid "random numbers generated from above"
3) wpa_passphrase MyEssid "random numbers generated from step2"

But I get this in return, "Passphrase must be 8..63 characters"

"pulls hair"
 
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I ran into that too. The essid and password are used to generate the longer number. Simply lop a few digits off your password (seemingly_random_numbers) and try again.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 04:02 AM   #7
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Will try it after upgrading to Jaunty (as per other thread).

Thanks a lot.
 
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Why did you post 2 threads about the same problem?

The answers to the same problem should converge in any case.
 
  


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