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Default lenovo x60s need help with wireless

I have been trying for a few sessions to connect to a WPA2 access point using a 64 character hex key. Can someone post a working hostname.if example for connecting to said ap using dhcp? I give up for now. its been a lot of reading and a lot of errors.

I'm using 4.6 GENERIC
the nic is ath0
I can connect to wep and open access points.
Just never successfully connected to a WPA2 or WPA ap.

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Have you tried using the example in the ath(4) man page?
Quote:
# ifconfig ath0 nwid my_net wpa wpapsk \
`wpa-psk my_net my_passphrase`
Note the back-ticks (`), these are not single quotes or apostrophes (').
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Have you tried using the example in the ath(4) man page?Note the back-ticks (`), these are not single quotes or apostrophes (').
Yes, i did try ath(4) man
here I am using a fake key but in the same format I am using.
the ap is named 2xThink

sudo ifconfig ath0 nwid 2xThink wpa wpapsk \
`wpa-psk 2xThink 0xf6fbd924161fe9aaa0fe4d5b3a9ab085ddc34fd6f674c876 7d381a6afe0e756`

wpa-psk: passphrase must be between 8 and 63 characters
ifconfig: wpapsk: bad pre-shared key length


The damned key is 63 characters




f6fb
d924
161f
e9aa
a0fe
4d5b
3a9a
b085
ddc3
4fd6
f674
c876
7d38
1a6a
fe0e
756


what is my pea brain missing here?
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Hello there, i also had the same problem with character lengths on my WPA2 key, i regenerated a new key (didn't seem to like special characters much) removed the 0x from the beginning of my password and mine started working.

Here is a copy paste of my working hostname.iwn0 file;

dhcp nwid NETWORKNAME wpa wpapsk $(wpa-psk NETWORKNAME WIFIPASSWORD)
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Ah, now I see the problem. You are using wpa-psk when you already have a hexadecimal key. The program creates the key from a plain text passphrase. From wpa-psk(8), emphasis mine:
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wpa-psk generates a 256-bit pre-shared key from a service set identifier
(SSID) and a passphrase. The passphrase must be a sequence of between 8
and 63 ASCII-encoded characters. The length of the SSID must be between
1 and 32 octets.
Here's an example of using wpa-psk:
Code:
$ wpa-psk jggimi 'this is a sample passphrase in ASCII text'
0x97aaf0bb5682e2c1ae1c5bba7d59634e230b7f9c7963c3ebd05169705e1f27e2
$
The -output- of wpa-psk is used as the hexidecimal -input- to ifconfig.
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And now, it is time to -change- your key, since you've published it online.
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