Need help with wpa_supplicant configuration
I'm having trouble getting my ibook with debian (testing) to use my router instead of a random one that it finds in my neighborhood. I got it to work with my router with WEP pretty easily, but then I switched to WPA because WEP is apparently highly unsecure. Anyway, I installed wpasupplicant and then I read many* different pages on configuring it.
I want to use my router while at home then default to "any" when I go somewhere else (like school, which has a huge wireless network). I have concluded that I am connected to someone else's router because the command 'arp -a' gives me a different mac address than the router's actual address (confirmed by running the same command at a computer that is wired directly to the router).
The following are my wpa_supplicant.conf file and my network/interfaces file:
# default ctrl_interface path
# my home WPA-PSK secured AP
### Associate with any open access point
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet manual
I made them really simple because it was the only way it seemed to work. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?
*The following are the pages I read to teach me how to do this:
-man wpa_action, wpa_cli, and wpa_supplicant