Networking :: wpa-psk



Hello,
My wireless does work with DSLinux and my gateway laptop with no security. I use the broadcom bcmxx driver.
But, I want to use security on the wireless.
So I set up the following
I'm using wpa-psk authentication with AES data encryption for my home windows wireless network security. This works fine between 2 XP laptops. I'm not able to connect to it with damn small linux. DSL does not seem to offer AES instead of TKIP for one thing. I only see the offer of WPA and WPA2 authentication, not wpa-psk.
After reading is seems this is the easiest method of wireless encryption that is secure without going deeper into corporate methods of authentication and encryption.

Could I get a few pointers as to what to do to get the DSL connected to the wireless network with the security I discribed?

Quote (blackhorse @ Jan. 31 2009,02:35)
Hello,
My wireless does work with DSLinux and my gateway laptop with no security. I use the broadcom bcmxx driver.
But, I want to use security on the wireless.
So I set up the following
I'm using wpa-psk authentication with AES data encryption for my home windows wireless network security. This works fine between 2 XP laptops. I'm not able to connect to it with damn small linux. DSL does not seem to offer AES instead of TKIP for one thing. I only see the offer of WPA and WPA2 authentication, not wpa-psk.
After reading is seems this is the easiest method of wireless encryption that is secure without going deeper into corporate methods of authentication and encryption.

Could I get a few pointers as to what to do to get the DSL connected to the wireless network with the security I discribed?

just to sympathize, I had my cards (I have 3, all work in XP but not in linux...)

Sadly this is reality, you have to buy the compatible wireless card first and then pick a linux distro that is known to be compatible...

gychang

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Did you try searching on "wpa" in the forum.  I was able to get my laptop working on regular wpa after reading some old posts.  The iwconfig just needs a key and essid.  The key is in hex so you need to use a script to convert each letter of your password to it.

original here.