Re: madwifi wpa NetworkManager?

Thanks for the info. I applyed the patch and got closer to it working,
but thats for a new thread.


On 3/10/06, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 00:21 -0600, Eli Criffield wrote:
> > I'm trying to get madwifi to work with wpa and NetworkManager.
> > I'm using wpa_supplicant, madwifi-ng, libnl, NetworkManager, all from
> > cvs (or svn) as of today (march 9th 2006), and ieee80211 vs 1.1.12.
> >
> > I also applyed this patch
> >
> > to madwifi-ng
> >
> > The problem seems to be in madwifi-ng driver.
> > I get these errors from NetworkManager
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWAUTH]: Operation not supported
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
> Since madwifi-ng's WEXT support really sucks, you probably want
> to use the 'madwifi' wpa_supplicant driver, which requires a patch to
> NetworkManager.  NM doesn't include this patch right because it's a
> point of debate, both among all of us, and myself personally.  We need
> to push madwifi-ng to support WEXT correctly since that's the Linux
> standard for wireless drivers, but until they do, NM is unlikely to work
> very well with madwifi-ng here...
> Robert posted a patch a bit ago in the email titled "wireless driver
> workarounds" from Friday, March 3rd, around 10:30am EST.  Try the patch
> in the initial email in that thread and see if that helps.
> Dan

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