If it's not wep you're using, now would be a good time to mention
are using :)
Okay. I was hoping that the "no carrier" thing indicated some trivial
mistake on my part but since it's WPA2 I'm using I'll post a more
message. It may take a while to gather all the data, commands, output,
greps etc. though.
To be continued,
Did you read the handbook about wireless support. The chapter is very
well written. The first thing I would make sure
is that you have proper drivers loaded into the kernel. Generic kernel
doesn't contain drivers for wpa support.
wpa supplicant file looks good.
Other things to notice is that some Wi cards do not support WPA or/and
WPA2:-( if I remember correctly.
Make sure your WiFi router is in Wi mode. We had people trouble shooting
WiFi network for hours just to realize that they use WEP. Do not use WPE
unless you set up IPsec or OpenVPN. I would definitely set IPsec even
with WAP or WAP2.
You might want to turn off the PF until you configure thins. Other than
that much more info is needed to trouble shoot