Can't connect to WLAN

Daniel teletautala at
Fri Jan 19 12:38:07 MST 2007

I got rid of the "s:" and it still doesn't work:

root at daniel-ubuntu:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth1

iface eth1 inet dhcp
        wireless-mode managed
        wpa-driver ndiswrapper
        wpa-ssid ASD
        wpa-psk <The WPA key>

root at daniel-ubuntu:~# iwconfig eth1
eth1      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:36 Mb/s   Tx-Power:25 dBm
          RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


On 1/19/07, Byron Clark <byron.clark at> wrote:
> On 1/19/07, Daniel <teletautala at> wrote:
> >         wpa-psk s:<ascii wpa key>
> This line is the problem.  If your WPA key happened to be ExampleKey
> then the line should read:
> wpa-psk ExampleKey
> Get rid of the 's:'  That is only for setting an ascii WEP key.
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