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Passphrase issues:

I have noticed that with wireless sometimes it works better to use the password hash in the wpa_supplicant.conf instead of the ascii text. You can use the wpa_passphrase utility (I don't know if this is included in the GTA02 or not as I don't have one) to generate the hash for the passphrase.

techiem2@escape-pod ~ $ wpa_passphrase MYWIFI "my passphrase" 
network={
        ssid="MYWIFI"
        #psk="my passphrase"
        psk=a4c08e767704a66d3fb27d4bf072e2da279f76adc568722b9a6f97964b982620
}

Of course you would probably want to redirect output to the end of your wpa_supplicant.conf (wpa_passphrase MYWIFI "my passphrase">>/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf).

--techiem2 19:12, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

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disabling wifi on startup

What would be the cleanest way to not enable wifi on startup? -- Relet 20:31, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


wpa_supplicant tips

These tips are universally valid on 2007.2, ASU, qtopia, and most likely FSO.

Weird ioctl messages

Ignore them, they seemingly have no effect. eg:

"ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported"

wpa_supplicant times out

eg:

CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS 
Trying to associate with 00:1d:5a:e8:00:00 (SSID='2WIRE915' freq=2432 MHz)
Authentication with 00:1d:5a:e8:00:00 timed out.

What you need to do is re-specify the essid manually:

iwconfig eth0 essid "2WIRE915"

And it will then immediately connect and authorise with WPA/TKIP.

default route issues

Due to the way the FR configures its usb0 interface, it creates a default route. You will need to delete this in order to use wifi (or gprs/bluetooth-pan, I imagine):

route del default gw 192.168.0.200

Hope this helps others. Ieatlint 22:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

wpa-psk modes

On my home wireless setup, I was unable to connect to my access point while it was setup for WPA-PSK/AES or WPA2-PSK/AES. Once I reconfigured it for WPA-PSK/TKIP my FR conected immediately. If it turns out to be relevant, my access point at home is a Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato 1.19.

New page title suggestion

Does anyone object to renaming this page? I propose dropping the GTA02 prefix. GTA02 is jargon. And there's no GTA01_WLAN page, as the prefix implies. And how about "Wireless networking" instead of the "WLAN" abbreviation? --Joseph M. Jarvis 15:31, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

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Passphrase issues:

I have noticed that with wireless sometimes it works better to use the password hash in the wpa_supplicant.conf instead of the ascii text. You can use the wpa_passphrase utility (I don't know if this is included in the GTA02 or not as I don't have one) to generate the hash for the passphrase.

techiem2@escape-pod ~ $ wpa_passphrase MYWIFI "my passphrase" 
network={
        ssid="MYWIFI"
        #psk="my passphrase"
        psk=a4c08e767704a66d3fb27d4bf072e2da279f76adc568722b9a6f97964b982620
}

Of course you would probably want to redirect output to the end of your wpa_supplicant.conf (wpa_passphrase MYWIFI "my passphrase">>/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf).

--techiem2 19:12, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

disabling wifi on startup

What would be the cleanest way to not enable wifi on startup? -- Relet 20:31, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


wpa_supplicant tips

These tips are universally valid on 2007.2, ASU, qtopia, and most likely FSO.

Weird ioctl messages

Ignore them, they seemingly have no effect. eg:

"ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported"

wpa_supplicant times out

eg:

CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS 
Trying to associate with 00:1d:5a:e8:00:00 (SSID='2WIRE915' freq=2432 MHz)
Authentication with 00:1d:5a:e8:00:00 timed out.

What you need to do is re-specify the essid manually:

iwconfig eth0 essid "2WIRE915"

And it will then immediately connect and authorise with WPA/TKIP.

default route issues

Due to the way the FR configures its usb0 interface, it creates a default route. You will need to delete this in order to use wifi (or gprs/bluetooth-pan, I imagine):

route del default gw 192.168.0.200

Hope this helps others. Ieatlint 22:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

wpa-psk modes

On my home wireless setup, I was unable to connect to my access point while it was setup for WPA-PSK/AES or WPA2-PSK/AES. Once I reconfigured it for WPA-PSK/TKIP my FR conected immediately. If it turns out to be relevant, my access point at home is a Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato 1.19.

New page title suggestion

Does anyone object to renaming this page? I propose dropping the GTA02 prefix. GTA02 is jargon. And there's no GTA01_WLAN page, as the prefix implies. And how about "Wireless networking" instead of the "WLAN" abbreviation? --Joseph M. Jarvis 15:31, 21 July 2008 (UTC)