I'm temporarily in a situation where the wifi network I need to use is implemented using Macintosh equipment. They have encoded their network using WPA and TKIP. I can't seem to get onto their network and I think I've tracked the problem down to the pre-shared key format. When others (using Macs) enter the PSK into thier Mac interface thing, they use a 13 digit code that is all integers [0-9], e.g.
0123456789123. In my
wpa1.conf file, which is used by
wpa_supplicant to configure
iwconfig, I have a line in the network block:
I think that I should be entering a hex string (yes, I know this could be a hex string already). Does anyone here have any experience with Mac's UI concerning the format psk's are entered in, and whether I need to change them into hex to use a psk in my linux (slackware 13.1)?
Note that my wireless setup works fine in other environments that don't use WPA or a pre-shared key which indicates that the hardware and firmware are ok.