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Old 05-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Wpa_supplicant setup(and failure) any ideas?

I might be shooting myself in the foot here but i'm desperate
i'm dual booting xp and back track3 on my thinkpad t-42p and trying to use wpa encryption for my wireless. it works great on xp but not in bt3
wep works in both but is insecure
i've got it all set up according to every tutorial i've seen but when i try to connect, i get this,
associating with "my network"
authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out
associating with "any ssid"
and the same timed out message
the key is right the card is right the .conf file is identical to what i see everywhere but when i connect the lights on my dwl-g650 card just start blinking back and forth it sits there and times out
i've asked about this a few times in the remote exploit forums and not gotten any answers
tried to google it for 3 days no luck
backtrack is built on slackware so the commands are the same
i really have been trying to look for this and not seen this problem/fix anywhere. someone said to try pppoe setup// but is this even a command for wireless? if so i've not seen it in the 285 page pdf i printed out for slackware essentials
any help or a push in the right direction will help and if you need more info i'll write out everything i do or see and post it
thanks in advance
Old 05-27-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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Delete backtrack from your disk, install Slackware, and we're in business.

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