Connect your B3 to your wireless network

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Gordon
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Re: Connect your B3 to your wireless network

Post by Gordon » 21 Feb 2012, 07:04

I think there was an issue with Debian changing their repositories not so long ago.

First verify that the main repository is actually activated:
root@b3:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# The debian squeeze repository containing unsupported packages that can be used.
deb http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

# The debian squeeze repository containing unsupported packages that can be used. source packages
#deb-src http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian squeeze main
....
Note the country code for Sweden marked in green - you might want to replace that with your own (e.g. de, dk, nl, uk)

Next get the current version of the repository:

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apt-get update
Install of the wireless-tools and wpasupplicant should now succeed.

misiu_mp
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Re: Connect your B3 to your wireless network

Post by misiu_mp » 21 Feb 2012, 18:45

Make the file /etc/network/interfaces readable only by root.

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    chmod 600 /etc/network/interfaces
Why is this necessary? You put clear-text wpa passwords there. This makes the security weaker. E.g. you won't be able to make a guest account or similar without revealing the wpa secrets.

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