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Old 09-09-2008, 03:55 AM   #1
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WPA issues

My workplace uses WPA wireless encryption, and I'm having trouble
accessing the network.
I'm told that the network uses WPA2-PSK with AES, and have
been given the network essid, as well as a passphrase.
I'm told that I have to create an entry in a file called
wpa_supplicant.conf, but am not sure what to write.

Can someone help me, since the techies are mostly unhelpful
Old 09-09-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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I'm told that I have to create an entry in a file called
wpa_supplicant.conf, but am not sure what to write.
Usually it's sufficient to run the following to setup wpa_supplicant.conf:
# wpa_passphrase theessid thepassphrase  >> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
But, from there, it gets a bit more complicated, depending on which distro you have. But, essentially, you need to start wpa_supplicant as a daemon. This is the command I use, although I have it in my interfaces file so that it runs during startup.
# /sbin_wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
If you have network-manager installed, you might be able to connect through that, as well.


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