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peter.cmai
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WPA

Postby peter.cmai » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:45 am

Please can we have a simple means of joining a wpa network. Its simple in Windows - just put in the password in the box that come up automatically.

Some people, as I do, log into a couple of different wpa networks.

Mint seems to be easier than some, eg Ubuntu, but it is not a simple operation:

"I am presently thoroughly rewriting the instructions in mintWifi.
If you can't get WPA working this may be the solution for you:

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We can use wpa_supplicant, which is installed by default.
The procedure is as follows:

Create the file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and insert the following:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=1
network={
ssid="your_accesspoints_essid"
scan_ssid=1
psk="your_wpa_passphrase_in_plaintext"
}

It's probably simplest to create wpa_supplicant.conf on the desktop and copy it to /etc

sudo cp ~/Desktop/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc

Make this file "root only"

sudo chmod go-rwx /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Reboot and you are connected - I hope

There is also an extensive how to in the Ubuntu forums
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318539,
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Husse"

Thanks

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