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Edit: Changed title to make more relevant. See this post. Hello there, I'm following the very helpful tutorial by Oxygen to try and get my desktop wireless card working. I'm ...
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- 03-10-2007 #1
WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK) Key help
I'm following the very helpful tutorial by Oxygen to try and get my desktop wireless card working. I'm running Xubuntu Edgy Eft. This is my first go with Linux, and I'm eager to learn.
I've unpacked and installed ndiswrapper successfully, and copied over the drivers from the disk that came with the card. I was unable to find out what to do with the A3AB.sys file that came on the disk, but the NetA3AB.inf file installed properly. I continued following instructions, and had nearly made it to the last section, when I ran into a problem. My card works (ie, I found the network I need to connect to), but after entering the SSID and key, the next command provided in the tutorial doesn't work on my machine.
Here is what my screen reads:
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And is there a way to set up my wireless card without it? Or how can I fix it?
Thanks so much for your help.
- 03-10-2007 #2
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(apt-get install dhcpcd)
- 03-10-2007 #3
You may have dhclient instead of dhcpcd
dhclient wlan0Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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- 03-10-2007 #4
Yeah, there's many different ways to establish DHCP, Ubuntu generally comes with dhclient, as mentioned above.
Remember to run it as root (sudo).Graham - You'd better Use Linux!
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- 03-11-2007 #5
Is there a difference between sudo and su?
I've been using su without any problems, and sudo seems more complicated.
Can you explain sudo a bit for me, as compare to su?
Thanks for the advice about dhclient. I'll try it out now and let you know what happens.
Edit: Alright, I gave it a shot (well, several shots), and it doesn't seem to've worked. The "apt-get install dhcpcd" failed to find the dhcpcd package, and the dhclient failed to find...anything. When using "iwlist scan" my wireless router is still shown as the number one cell, so I know that the wireless card I installed is working properly. It's just a matter of connecting.
- 03-12-2007 #6
I started everything over (right down to reinstalling the OS), as I wanted a fresh slate now that I've got a (slightly) better understanding of what to do. Rather than the tutorial by Oxygen, I folled the installation instructions directly on the ndiswrapper wiki, which led me through a mostly similar process but with a few key differences.
In the end, I've got the card under the ath0 title now, rather than wlan0, and everything appears to be correct except for the WPA encryption key. I've no way of knowing whether that's right or not, becuase it's encrypted, and the command isn't very specific when setting it.
This is what I've got set up:
root@nick: /home/nicholas/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.38# iwlist ath0 scan ath0 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:17:3F:02:78:22 ESSID:"secrethouse" Protocol:IEEE 802.11g Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1) Quality:65/100 SIgnal level:-54 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm Encryption key:on Bit Rates:.... IE: WPA Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP Tkip Authentication Suites (1) : PSK IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP Tkip Authentication Suites (1) : PSK root@nick: /home/nicholas/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.38# iwconfig ath0 ath0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID: "secrethouse" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate: 54 Mb/s Encryption key: ####-####-####-#### Security mode:restricted Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rxinvalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 root@nick: /home/nicholas/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.38# iwconfig ath0 key ### Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) : invalid argument "###". root@nick: /home/nicholas/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.38# dhclient ath0 Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4 Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium. All rights reserved. For info, please vsit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp Listening on LPF/ath0/00:15:e9:3f:80:e7 Sending on LPF/ath0/00:15:e9:3f:80:e7 Sending on Socekt/fallback DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4 DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5 DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6 DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12 DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17 DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16 DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 1 No DHCPOFFERS received. No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
If so, any advice?