WPA (PSK) in Ubuntu

Bryan Pizzuti bpizzuti at optonline.net
Sat Nov 6 20:21:48 UTC 2004

 Well, I'm not TOO bad at compiling, so long as I don't have to go
dependency hunting for too much.  Maybe I can give you a hand with that
"howto."  I need the headers and make and GCC anyway, since I'm planning on
eventually self-tweaking a kernel. :)

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of kingnubian
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 9:55 AM
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Subject: Re: WPA (PSK) in Ubuntu

Dennis Kaarsemaker Wrote: 
> On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 05:23 -0500, Bryan Pizzuti wrote:
> > Ok, I finally got my new Thinkpad yesterday (Yay!). CPU scaling is
> working
> > fine, dumping a bunch of stuff onto it from Universe and Marillat
> right now
> > (Goody!), havn't played with getting software suspend to work yet. 
> One
> > problem....my home network is WPA, not WEP.  So the wireless
> interface
> > doesn't seem to be working.  Thinkpad T42.  I know someone else on
> here has
> > one, so I don't think it's a matter of a software switch not being 
> > configured (Unless he's not using the IntelPro "Centrino" wireless
> chip?).
> > Anyway, how can I get this thing to go WPA/PSK?  I hate WEP...it's
> insecure
> > and I have a fileserver sitting on my network.  
> You need to get the kernel headers for your kernel version (and gcc & 
> make). The download wpa_supplicant (GIYF) and compile it.
> I'm working on a nice tutorial for this, but if you're any good at 
> compiling things yourself you don't need a tutorial :)
> --
> Dennis K.
> And that's the way the cookie crumbles!
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I am also very very interested in getting WPA working on Ubuntu. My
home network is also WPA based with no desire to go to WEP. I live in
an appartment building with at lease 2-3 other wireless networks active
and reachable and would rather use WPA. I'm really looking foward to
your tutorial. Please keep me informed.



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