[Solved] Church wifi stuck when tried to authenticate.

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[Solved] Church wifi stuck when tried to authenticate.

Postby chadrick » 2017-03-05 18:07

Hi All,

I am using Jessie with Wicd. I can connect to my church wifi just fine with Windows. I have also been able to connect with Debian in the past but it is very sketchy. I recently switched from Network Manager to wicd and it makes it much easier to connect to my work wifi but does not seem to make any difference at church. The church is using WPA2-PSK. Wicd can see the network but gets stuck at the authentication step. I am using the correct passphrase. Any suggestions?

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Re: Church wifi stuck when tried to authenticate.

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2017-03-05 18:14

Seems like the Linux drivers for your wifi card are not that good. Possibls solutions:

1. Some cards require a proprietary driver to work properly.
2. Your card might be too new and you might to get more recent drivers. If you're lucky, those will be in the backports repository, so you won't have to upgrade to an experimental release.

Try to find out what your wifi card is called:

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lspci | grep -i wireless
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Re: Church wifi stuck when tried to authenticate.

Postby arochester » 2017-03-05 18:25

Or even
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lspci |grep Network
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Re: Church wifi stuck when tried to authenticate.

Postby chadrick » 2017-03-05 20:57

Actually, the issue seemed to be operator error. I was entering the password using the default Hex option but I noticed there is a Passphrase selection too. I changed to the passphrase option and now it works. I am not sure what the difference between the two are because either way allows you to type in a password. :roll:

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