ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Operation not supported?

engage engage at n0sq.us
Sun Oct 23 17:06:39 EDT 2005


Hmm, I missed that message when executing wpa_supplicant earlier. From what 
I've read so far, this error means that WPA won't work? Well, it does on my 
system. What else causes this?


On Sunday 23 October 2005 12:45 pm, engage wrote:
>On Sunday 23 October 2005 11:38 am, engage wrote:
>>On Sunday 23 October 2005 03:15 am, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
>>>On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 08:07:55PM -0600, engage wrote:
>>>> I just installed kernel 2.6.13.4. The drivers for ipw2200 (1.0.8) and
>>>> ieee80211 (1.1.6) are loaded and iwconfig  shows wlan0. Firmware 2.4 was
>>>> installed in the appropriate firmware directory. I was using
>>>> wpa_supplicant-0.3.9 prior to the kernel upgrade. I tried recompiling
>>>> (no errors) and installing but I still cannot connect to my AP. So I
>>>> tried upgrading to wpa_supplicant-0.4.5. It compiled & installed OK but
>>>> running wpa_supplicant still produces:
>>>>
>>>> ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported
>>>
>>>You need to use -D wext instead of -D ipw when running a WE-18 enabled
>>>kernel (2.6.13+).
>>
>>I changed the command to -D wext and received "unsupported driver wext". I
>>tried -Dwext (without the space) and got the same thing. Also, I didn't see
>>any reference to the -e and -x commands in the readme for the command line
>>options for wpa_supplicant.
>>
>>I don't know if the following is an issue (part of output from running
>>iwconfig):
>>
>>Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 18 of
>> Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 17. Some
>> things may be broken...
>>
>>I tried to uninstall the wireless-tools package with urpme so that I could
>>install the latest tarball but I got a message that would break my system
>> so I left things as is.
>>
>>Originally, this was Mandriva 2005LE.
>
>Duhhh, wext is a driver. OK, I modified .config and recompiled and it works
>now. Thanks for the help.
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