configuring wireless connection - beginner

Jay Strauss me at
Sun Jun 26 10:10:05 EDT 2005


I'm trying to connect my linux laptop (IBM thinkpad A30), running debian 
sarge, to my linksys wireless router running sveasoft.  I want to 
connect using WPA, I am able to connect with WEP, but not WPA.  I've 
installed wpa_supplicant, and been googling and reading the docs (as 
best as I can understand them) but I can't get the laptop to connect.

Below are all the things I think are relevant to configuration and setup.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

I have my router setup like:

Wireless Mode: AP
Wireless Network Mode: Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID): linksys
Wireless Channel: 9 - 2.452GHz
Wireless SSID Broadcast:   Enable

Security Mode: WPA Pre-Shared Key
WPA Algorithms: TKIP
WPA Shared  Key: myhouse
Group Key  Renewal: 3600 seconds


hydrogen:~# cat /etc/default/wpasupplicant
# /etc/default/wpasupplicant

OPTIONS="-w -Dhostap -ieth0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"


hydrogen:~# cat /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# for wpa_cli support

#WPA Settings


hydrogen:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# eth0 is WIRELESS
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


hydrogen:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 01)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 41)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 
Audio Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 
Mobility M6 LY
0000:02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
0000:02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan 
chipset (rev 01)
0000:02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE 
(LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 41)

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