Can not control wireless driver after leaving wpa_supplicant

YenJung Chang yenjung at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 22:55:58 EST 2005


The way of bringing down and up interface does not work everytime.
The only way I can make sure it really works is removing the wireless
module and reinserting again.
Hence, I guess the wireless driver is in a strange stage when
wpa_supplicant is killed.

Regards,
YJ.


On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:22:30 +0100, Gentoopower <gentoopower at yahoo.de> wrote:
> YenJung Chang wrote:
> 
> >Thanks for your reply.
> >
> >Yes, I had checked it, the wpa_supplicant was really killed.
> >I could use iwconfig to set the wireless device, but the wireless
> >device did not react what I set. For example, I set the ESSID of
> >another AP, then the ESSID showed in iwconfig is as I set, but the
> >wireless device did not connect to the AP as I set.
> >
> >
> 
> I'm no expert at that, since I setup my card once and it has been
> running since then :-)
> But, I think, if you want to join another ap, you first have to bring
> down the current interface, then set configure the card and use ifconfig
> to bring it up again.
> What exactly did you do, just kill wpa_supplicant and run iwconfig?
> 
> >Regards,
> >YJ
> >
> >
> >On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:27:33 +0100, Gentoopower <gentoopower at yahoo.de> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Did you check if wpa_supplicant is really killed, check with 'ps ax' if
> >>it is not running anymore.
> >>You should be able to use iwconfig etc if wpa_supplicant is off.
> >>
> >>
> >>YenJung Chang wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>Hi, List,
> >>>
> >>>I am using wpa_supplicant 0.3.4 on linux kernel 2.4.25 and the
> >>>wireless driver from Madwifi.
> >>>I can control the wireless device using wpa_supplicant ok. But after I
> >>>killed wpa_supplicant process, I can no longer configure the wireless
> >>>device well via wireless tools (iwconfig, etc.), like connecting to
> >>>another AP.
> >>>
> >>>Does the wireless device only work under wpa_supplicant control if
> >>>wpa_supplicant controlled it?
> >>>
> >>>Regards,
> >>>YJ.
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