Matthew Lane malane at purdue.edu
Wed Jul 16 19:16:55 CEST 2008

Stephen Shelton wrote:
> I've been beating my head against the wall trying to get my FR to connect to any
> secured wireless AP. It has no trouble connecting if there is no encryption, but
> I've had no luck otherwise.
> If anyone has had a better experience than me, perhaps you could take a look at
> the "GTA02 WLAN" page on the wiki (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA02_WLAN) and
> contribute or clean up.
> Most specifically, I keep getting messages such as "ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]"
> which would lead me to believe the kernel is unhappy...
> Much thanks to anyone who might contribute...
I've spent a great deal of time messing with WIFI also.  Once I get some 
more experience with the OM platform, I might contribute to building a 
gui network manager.

I also get that error message when starting udhcpc.  All the tricks lie 
in your wpa_supplicant.conf file located in /etc/wpa_supplicant/.  There 
are a few [poorly] written syntax tutorials to create this 
wpa_supplicant, but once you get the swing of it, it's not too bad.  
What kind of network are you attempting to connect to?  I haven't 
figured out how to connect to my university's PEAP network yet, but I 
have gotten WPA2 & Open networks to connect successfully.

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