wpa_supplicant help

Hi,all :slight_smile: I am trying to set up my network I am with suse11.1 x64bits. The problem is there the uni network goes under proxy(Aberystwyth uni by the way), so there is a way to connect, but it is for ubuntu.

this are the instructions: How do I set up my computer for use in halls? (Linux)

I make them but I think this commands:


auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
wpa-driver wired
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf


must be different for suse, because displays me errors reading them, so can you help me to set up this connection. At the moment I am running Ubuntu, but I want SUSE.

Thanks :0

Belay that, just recognised this is for a wired and not a wireless connection.

As NNTP users won’t see edited posts, here my idea on how to solve that.

There is no proxy, the wired connection is WPA-protected.

Maybe you can achieve this via “PRE_UP_SCRIPT” in the ifcfg-eth0 file.

See “man ifcfg” for more information.

so you say that this code in the files is same for Suse? Nothing to change in it?

No, I don’t.

Your code won’t work under openSUSE, but you can put any custom script into the ifcfg-files and get this executed.

Read the manual page for ifcfg and for wpa_supplicant.

Sorry, but I am new in Suse , so can you give the exact command to put in this file to run mu network :?

No, I can’t, even if I wanted to, because I have no sufficient information about your setup.

The only thing I can give you are the exact commands to get the manual pages.

man ifcfg

man wpa_supplicant

and especially for wpa_supplicant read the file


which contains a comprehensive explanation on how to configure wpa_supplicant.

As long as I don’t see any indication, that you at least try to inform yourself by reading manual pages or other documentation you were pointed to, I also don’t see any reason to give you any further advise, but maybe someone else will do.

Thanks man