On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 14:41 -0700, Tom London wrote:
On 9/28/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs(a)clemson.edu> wrote:
> I guess NetworkManager will work with unencrypted WAPs. It may work
> with WEP WAPs. system-config-network works fine with WEP, but doesn't
> support WPA. Have not tried wpa_supplicant. Does anyone know of a
> step-by-step, quick-start HOWTO for wpa_supplicant?
I have it running with 'visible SSID' WPA. Requires 'converting' your
passphrase into the derived hex key:
1. run '/usr/sbin/wpa_passphrase <SSID> <PASSPHRASE>', substituting
your WPA ssid/passphrase.
2. select and copy the part of the output showing the hex key.
3. When you select the WPA network in NM, paste the hex key. The
enter button should be enabled.
4. It should then ask about your keyring passphrase. If you enter it,
you won't have to do the above again....;)
[root@localhost ~]# /usr/sbin/wpa_passphrase MY-SSID myPassPhrase
copy/paste text after 'psk=', etc.
For 'wpa_supplicant', I found the man pages for wpa_supplicant.conf
and wpa_supplicant useful.
Got connected! Yay...
Tried to create a VPNC connection, but the wizard just exits after I
select the vpnc connection type (which is the only type offered at this
point). Is that supposed to work yet?
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