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masinick Offline

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Posted: Feb. 02 2008,00:54 QUOTE

I tried running a release of DSL last night.  Not positive I was using the very latest version, but I am positive it is a copy downloaded this year, probably within the past three months or so.  If that is of critical importance, I can get the version and/or just download the latest version.

On my wired desktop, it works just fine.  On my laptop it works too, but when I tried wireless, I saw an option to select WEP authentication, but not WPA.  First, is it supported, and second, is it in the GUI or do I have to do it manually.  It's pretty clear how to use it in the other distros that have supported my config so far, but I have not determined the exact steps with DSL yet.

Can anyone ease my entry into this?  I know a lot of areas well, but wireless is something I've not quite mastered yet, so any tips, even with the use of iwconfig, would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: Feb. 02 2008,03:45 QUOTE

wpa_supplicant was included in DSL 3.3
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Posted: Feb. 02 2008,06:56 QUOTE

WPA is more complicated than WEP, that's why it's not supported in the GUI.
As ^hats^ said, wpa_supplicant, the command line tool every distro uses, is included.

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Posted: Feb. 02 2008,15:56 QUOTE

I have seen wpa_supplicant work with ndiswrapper with DSL.
The details have been posted in these forums many times.
I have not written a GUI simply because I don't own such equipment.
Perhaps one who does will modify the existing WEP version.
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