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    Trouble with wpa-supplicant


    I recently installed Debian "Etch".
    It was my first real attempt at linux at home, but I use it in school, so I can function.
    My wireless Card Doesn't Work (D-link DWA-542, if any of you have an easy solution).
    I look for alternatives, and here's a step by step:

    1>Okay, I installed ndiswrapper. it went hunky-dory.
    2>Then i found out it doesn't support WPA.
    3>Oh noes.
    4>I must have WPA, WEP keys are too easy to hack.
    5>Google.
    6>wpa-supplicant!
    7>Hooray.
    8>make install
    9>error: No yada yada.
    10>Google.
    11>"Use wireless-manager, it loads wpa-supplicant for you!"
    12>Hooray.
    13>dselect
    14>/wireless-manager
    15>Install.
    16>Error: wpa-suplicant >=4.08 is required, but will not be installed.


    Help.

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    Once Ndiswrapper is rightly set up, the only thing you need to install is "network-manager". If you use Gnome, then :
    Code:
    apt-get install network-manager-gnome
    will do it.

    For more details, check out this thread :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...uration-2.html
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    That was step 14 thru 16.

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    Can you post the content of your /etc/apt/sources.list then ?
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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