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Old 07-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #16
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Is there anything else I can do? I read that the ALFA Networks USB 500mw (USB wireless Adapter) works pretty much out of the box...

EDIT: Apparently I can join unsecured networks and connect to websites, but the encrypted connection won't connect to any sites.
Here are my settings:

WPA Supplicant Driver: wext
Wireless interface: wlan0
Wired interface: eth0
Encryption type: WEP (Passphrase)

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:16 PM   #17
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So I've tried the following:
Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid <essid> key <key>
ifconfig wlan0 up
dhclient wlan0
After dhclient wlan0, I get this:
Code:
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:c0:ca:25:3a:c4
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:c0:ca:25:3a:c4
Listening on Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST of 192.163.2.9 on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST of 192.163.2.9 on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 20 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 20 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 20 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 20 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 20 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
No DHCPOFFERS received.
Trying recorded lease 192.168.2.9
PING 192.168.2.1 (192.168.2.1) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 192.168.2.1 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 received, +1 errors, 100% packet loss, time 0ms

No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
I don't know why it was trying 192.168.2.9, my ip on Windows is 192.168.1.9.

Here's some more info:
iwconfig
Code:
lo - no wireless extensions.

eth0 - no wireless extensions.

eth1 - unassociated, ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed, Channel=0. Assess Point: Not-Associated
Bit rate:0 kb/s, Tx-Power=30 dBm, Sensitivity 8/0
...

wmaster0 - no wireless extensions

wlan0 - IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"<hidden>"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power management: off
Link quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0
If *any* other information is needed, please let me know. I've been trying for weeks to get wireless working. Please.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 03:07 PM   #18
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Hi, may not be able to help much cos i'm facing a similar problem like you, but, have you entered your DNS manually at the WICD config itself? becos after i've done that and set the dns as global, it worked (only for my WEP)

I am facing the same problem.. but i manually input my DNS Server and made it global, i was able to surf if my router config is at WEP, but the problem is, my router config is supposed to be WPA Personal.. so how do i fix this??

I am able to connect to my router as WPA but just can't surf at all, I am able to surf + connect only if i config my router as WEP or non-encrypted..

Any ideas??
 
Old 07-23-2009, 09:41 PM   #19
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Yes, I've tried telling wicd to use global DNS. I also told it to use DHCP as opposed to static, but it still seems to fail. It seems like we have opposite problems, I can only access websites on an unencrypted network -- anything with encryption connects, but I can't get to a website. It's utterly confusing.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 02:19 AM   #20
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Nope, we have almost similar situation.

My Linksys-N router is set as WPA (Original). My network mode is B-G Mixed and on CH11.

- I changed to WEP it worked
- I changed to MAC Filtering w/o WPA/WEP it worked perfectly.

WPA - Not working

So I think the problem lies between the auth or whatever they call it to authenticate the Computer to the router with WPA.

Side Effects:

WEP - Intermittent Disconnection.

So that makes us almost similar, who needs a connection which gets intermittent disconnections anyway..
 
Old 07-25-2009, 09:36 AM   #21
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syedbadz,

If you use KNetworkManager, you have the ability to change security modes to WPA Personal (as well as WEP, WPA Enterprise, and IEEE 802.1X).
 
Old 07-26-2009, 03:20 AM   #22
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Can i know if KNetwork Manager comes pre-installed with BT4 or do we need to d/l the source? and.. what is the command to run the program if it comes pre-installed already, cos it seems that i can't get it up..
 
Old 07-27-2009, 08:55 PM   #23
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KNetworkManager does not come preinstalled. You can download it using sudo apt-get install knetworkmanager
 
Old 07-29-2009, 01:31 AM   #24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by syedbadz View Post
Nope, we have almost similar situation.

My Linksys-N router is set as WPA (Original). My network mode is B-G Mixed and on CH11.

- I changed to WEP it worked
- I changed to MAC Filtering w/o WPA/WEP it worked perfectly.

WPA - Not working

So I think the problem lies between the auth or whatever they call it to authenticate the Computer to the router with WPA.

Side Effects:
Linbux and
WEP - Intermittent Disconnection.

So that makes us almost similar, who needs a connection which gets intermittent disconnections anyway..
Here is how you fix your issues ditch the Linksys (Shitsys) and Get your self a Netgear WNR854T Wireless n router and Gigabit Switch which I hapen to have at a different location and which i can say with definaty works now mus no fus with windows, OS X, linux, unix and BSD with WIFI and wpa+psk no head aches.

edit You should never use anything but wpa personal or WPA personal+PSK No ifs ands or Buts about it!

Last edited by inspiron_Droid; 07-29-2009 at 01:38 AM. Reason: Security advice
 
Old 08-26-2009, 01:08 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Innervision View Post
KNetworkManager does not come preinstalled. You can download it using sudo apt-get install knetworkmanager
Problem getting knetworkmanager:

root@B4cktrack:/etc/init.d# sudo apt-get install knetworkmanager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
knetworkmanager: Depends: network-manager-kde (>= 1:0.2ubuntu1-0ubuntu2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
 
Old 08-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by NewBirth88 View Post
Here is how you fix your issues ditch the Linksys (Shitsys) and Get your self a Netgear WNR854T Wireless n router and Gigabit Switch which I hapen to have at a different location and which i can say with definaty works now mus no fus with windows, OS X, linux, unix and BSD with WIFI and wpa+psk no head aches.

edit You should never use anything but wpa personal or WPA personal+PSK No ifs ands or Buts about it!
I would love to, but i will need to buy it again, routers here in SG Ain't cheap... i bought my current linksys back in May at S$180+.
 
Old 11-28-2009, 04:28 AM   #27
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Here this VIDEO tutorial helped me to connect to the the internet so it should help you too:
http://www.offensive-security.com/vi...backtrack.html
 
  


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