Author Topic: Wifi, WPA  (Read 3035 times)

Mijzelf

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Wifi, WPA
« on: April 26, 2009, 04:30:40 PM »
My wifi stick never worked for me, it didn't connect, but I found a way around (at least for WPA-PSK);

Create a file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:
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ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=root
network={
    ssid="YourSSID"
    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
    psk=Your(hex)wpakey
}
Then create a script:
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#!/bin/sh

wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -Dzydas -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Start this script in a terminal On my system it will exit on a signal 15 after about 20 seconds. Restart it, and after about 20 seconds you've got connection.


mewtwo

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Re: Wifi, WPA
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 04:10:56 AM »
Yes, wpa_supplicant is great and highly flexible. To activate the wifi without starting the wireless-manager just add
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echo 1 > /proc/jz/iwifi
sleep 4 # takes a while
wifiup eth1
after the wireless network associated, you may want to run dhclient eth1 to get an ip.
(For the waiting for association before starting dhclient part I currently use sleep, but I'd rather replace it with some grep/awk magic)