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Old 05-24-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
dizzi
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Internet connection issues (can connect only as root)


Hi

I have been able to successfully connect to the Net through my school's open wireless network using the the Intel Pro Wireless card after installing the ipw3945 driver, microcode and regulatory daemon. However, I can only connect as root. When I issue the relevant ipconfig and iwconfig commands as a regular user, errors result. These commands don't generate any errors when issued on their own or in certain cases when used in paramaters. However the important "ifconfig eth1 up" or "iwconfig eth1 essid networkName" always fail as non-root. Becoming root while logged in as a regular user does not solve the problem either.

The other issue is the inabiltity to log into my WPA secured wireless network at home - not even as root. I have tried tons of suggestions for using the "wpa_supplicant" tool but nothing works. There are no errors or any feedback seen after issuing the:
wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf commad. Most of what I have seen from my searches suggest that the "wext" driver is the correct one to use in this case but its just not working for me.

Any help in these matters would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Last edited by dizzi; 05-25-2007 at 11:35 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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Hi
However the important "ipconfig eth1 up" or "iwconfig eth1 essid networkName" always fail as non-root.
Only root user can run this command, if you insist want to use it, try sudo method.
Cheers
About the wpa, sorry I can't help you because never study it properly before.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for responding

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Old 05-25-2007, 02:00 PM   #4
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I dunno, try here:
http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...ATION-WIRELESS
 
  


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