configuring wireless connection - beginner
jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun Jun 26 22:42:14 EDT 2005
On Sun, Jun 26, 2005 at 08:46:27PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> hydrogen:~# wpa_supplicant -d -Dhostap -ieth0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
This is not a very good idea.. ctrl_interface is supposed to be a path
for a directory whereas this looks more like the path to the binary..
Normally, this should be /var/run/wpa_supplicant.
> Using existing control interface directory.
> bind(PF_UNIX): Not a directory
> ctrl_iface exists, but does not allow connections - assuming it was
> leftover from forced program termination
> unlink[ctrl_iface]: Not a directory
> Could not unlink existing ctrl_iface socket '/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant/eth0'
> Failed to initialize control interface '/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant'.
This is caused by the invalid ctrl_interface configuration.
> hydrogen:~# iwconfig
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"strausshouse" Nickname:"Prism I"
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point:
Hmm.. Are you sure this is using Host AP driver? This "IEEE 802.11-DS"
string would normally be "IEEE 802.11b" with Host AP driver.. Which
wireless LAN card are using? What does 'dmesg' show after the card has
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