[SATLUG] Help with Madwifi + WPA2 Supplicant + GUI configuration
mitchthompson at satx.rr.com
Wed Jun 20 20:11:17 CDT 2007
Marc Ripley wrote:
> Howdy, I've just installed Debian etch netinstall to my wife's laptop.
> I loaded the MADWIFI drivers for the atheros chipset and had it
> working perfectly in open or WEP mode.
> I installed or activated a WPA2 supplicant but got tired of trying to
> figure out which of 3 or more conf files needed editing and tried a
> gui configuration applet.
> I tried the latest NetworkManager applet (I think this is the name)
> but the wireless icon never seemed to appear. Could it be because it
> does not recognize ath01 as a wireless device?
> I then tried kwlan. This worked and WPA2 would function... but only
> if one is logged in as root.
> I'd like to get either NWManager (gnome) working or kwlan but so any
> user of the laptop can enable the wpa2 supplicant.
> What am I missing? I would not mind editing the config files but I'l
> literaly lost with the number of config files involved. (I think 3
> but there may be more)
> I also have problems with web browsing with flash will drag the
> computer to a halt but I would like to fix one thing at a time.
> Super thanks!
I just installed Etch on my laptop as well. Check out the following
links for inspiration:
That was enough to get WPA/PSK (should work with WPA2, as well. I only
have WPA here as one of my devices doesn't support WPA2)
Hope this helps.
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