On October 18, 2005 03:01 pm, Joe Emenaker wrote:
> I get the impression that, among other services (like choosing an
> access point and setting your keys, etc. for it), the big feature of
> wpa_supplicant is that it provides software WPA for cards that don't
> support it in their hardware.


> In my case, I have hardware that *does* have WPA on the card, and
> wpa_supplicant doesn't seem to be pairing up with my AP. So, I wanted
> to use the WPA built into the card. What tools do I use to set the key
> for WPA? Do I use the same ones as for WEP (like iwconfig), or what?


You have to use a supplicant in order to use WPA. The most common, best
supported, supplicant is wpa_supplicant. There's also xsupplicant
(although I believe the WPA support was removed in the latest releases)
and hostapd.

If it's not syncing to the AP, play with the ap_scan setting and scan_ssid
setting in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.

And use the wpa_cli to see exactly what's going on with the WPA
handshakes.
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School District 73 (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
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