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Old 01-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Trouble Connecting to Wireless

I am using Debian 6.0.6.

I'm trying to connect via WPA, and not WEP.

Every time I run the following command..

#iwconfig wlan0 essid NETWORK_ID key WIRELESS_KEY

I get this output..

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A):
invalid argument "WIRELESS_KEY".

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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Configure the /etc/network/interfaces file. The iwconfig "key" argument is for WEP. WPA_Supplicant is used to authenticate with WPA.

Also the capitalized words in the command you tried are variables, that you substitute with appropriate values.
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Thank you for pointing me in the right direction, I show my upmost appreciation.


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