wpa_supplicant v0.5.4 and ndiswrapper 1.21 not working
kelrin at tpg.com.au
Wed Aug 9 11:49:55 EDT 2006
On Thursday 10 August 2006 01:37, Kel Modderman wrote:
> On Thursday 10 August 2006 01:19, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 00:52 +1000, Kel Modderman wrote:
> > > wext == Wireless Extensions
> > Indeed.
> > > The WEXT code (in the kernel source) provides a common set of "tools"
> > > for all wireless kernel modules to use for various different functions.
> > > Being common by supporting WEXT is an advantage, and something sort for
> > > by good wireless kernel modules, as it means that the behaviour of each
> > > module is similar to the next.
> > So, presumably, ndiswrapper added the (generic, wext) extensions that
> > wpa_supplicant wants to use so it no longer has to use ndiswrapper
> > specific ones?
Clarification: when your linux kernel has support for WEXT >= version 18,
private ndiswrapper ioctl's are invalid, but for older kernels they are the
only choice. So they are still there, but just ignored on modern linux
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