Re: wpa_supplicant options

It's working great everywhere, except at my university.  They just
implemented a WPA2 secured network, using TTLS/PAP, and NetworkManager
appears to hang after completing "Stage 2 of 5".  I say "appears"
because it functions normally, the list of wireless networks updates,
and after a few minutes it asks me for the authentication information
again and then times out.  If I disable NetworkManager and bring up
wpa_supplicant and the interface manually with -Dwext then I get the
same thing.  If I use -Dmadwifi, then it all works almost immediately.

I added a quick check to NetworkManager for the existence of a file,
and if it exists to pass 'madwifi' to wpa_cli instead of 'wext', and
after recompiling, installing, and creating that file, NetworkManager
authenticates to this network almost immediately.  It's a horrible
hack job, if I'd wanted to spend more than 5 minutes I should have
added a command-line option or read a config file...

On 9/5/07, Simon Geard <delgarde ihug co nz> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 08:42 -0300, Joel Goguen wrote:
> > I'm trying to force NetworkManager to run wpa_supplicant with a
> > specific set of options (most importantly, -Dmadwifi) but it seems no
> > matter what files I edit, it always gets run with the same options.
> Why do you need to use -Dmadwifi? For a long time now, the madwifi
> drivers have provided sufficient support for wireless extensions that
> the default (-Dwext) ought to be fine. It's worked fine for me since at
> least last year some time...
> Simon.
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Joel Goguen

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