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Old 02-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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trouble associating with a wpa accesspoint

I've been using wpa_supplicant and wpa_gui to see the network at work. The overall signal quality seems to average around 50%. I can sometimes get a good connection and associate the network, so I know my configuration is correct. So, I suppose my question is why does it have a hard time associating the network? Does WPA require a high degree of signal clarity? And is there any way to increase the probability of associating?

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CentOS 5.2 with 2.6.28 kernel
rtl8180 wireless card

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Old 02-20-2009, 04:32 AM   #2
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it would be helpful if you can tell us what is the card and what driver (-D option) you are
using to connect to WPA SSID.
Also is it WPA PSK or EAP based ?


centos, wpa, wpasupplicant

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