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Old 26th February 2013
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And it's really frustrating, I can't work out why, what am I missing?
(I can connect to WEP networks just fine, I can scan and find the WPA2 network, every other device in my home can connect to the WPA2 network.)

I am using the wpi firmware that I downloaded from the wpi man page (I can't post links). It works fine for WEP, but I can't get it to work for WPA2 - it is supported according to the man page
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The wpi driver can be configured to use Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK).
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I use
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#ifconfig wpi0 nwid AWESOME wpakey AWESOMEST up //I just changed to the BSSID value that ifconfig scan gives me when trying to connect to my homenetwork (end result is the same though).
#dhclient wpi0
to try and connect to the WPA network, and I get no errors except that 'no link..... sleeping' message. I can see the network when doing a 'ifconfig wpi0 scan'

'dmesg' gives
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wpi0 at pci12 dev 0 function 0 "Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG" rev 0x02: msi, MoW2, address 00:19:d2:75:cf:98
and when running 'ifconfig wpi0' I get

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wpi0: flags=<BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
lladdr 00:19:d2:75:cf:98
priority: 4
groups: wlan
media: IEEE802.11 autoselect
status: no network
ieee80211: nwid""
btw, ifconfig wpi0 scan gives
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nwid BLA<1221> chan 1 bssid NUMBERS 42db 54M privacy, short slottime
After trying to connect with the above mentioned I get

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wpi0: flags=<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
lladdr 00:19:d2:75:cf:98
priority: 4
groups: wlan
media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (autoselect mode 11a)
status: no network
ieee80211: nwid NUMBERS wpakey SHITTHATWASALOTOFNUMBERS wpaprotos wpa1,wpa2 wpaakms psk wpaciphers tkip,ccmp wpagroupcipher tkip
What am I missing, doing wrong?
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Aaaaaaaaaand as soon as I posted here I got it working on another WPA2 network, which gives me two things

#1, when I wrote it "nwid AWESOME" I was actually using an incorrect network id >.<
#2, trying to connect now does the following
- If I use "nwid 00:0a:0a:0a:0a:0a" I get the same as previously - Why? If I could connect to other WPA networks I should be able to connect to this one...
- If I use "nwid CORRECTAWESOME" - I get ksh: cannot open 1212: No such file or directory - The networks name is BLA<1212> - I for some idiotic reason thought it was just 1212... Now, how do I add '<' to a network name?
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Your nwid contains the special shell characters < and >. You must either escape them with the \ character, e.g.: BLA\<1221\> or put the nwid in quotes, e.g.: "BLA<1221>".
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I would thank you, but the forum wont let me.
That fixed it.


Still can't figure out why I can't use the BSSID though. What am I missing there?
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The nwid field is the network's SSID. The BSSID is a MAC address.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service...on_.28BSSID.29
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I must've misunderstood something when I was reading about this then.


Again, thanks for the help.
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Since you have posted eight messages thus far, your account has already been automatically enabled to post links (The threshold is five...). One can either use the icons displayed when composing a message to convert highlighted text to links or simply manually use [url] & [/url] tags to do the very same thing.

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