wpa_supplicant and ap_scan=2

John H. mistamaila at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 21:39:52 EST 2006

zd1211 is the driver i am using, along with .4.7 supplicant.
i read somewhere that ap_scan=2 was needed for getting on hidden networks.

My setup is that I use it at four locations

1.School - hidden network without encryption
2.Coffeehouses - open network without encryption
3.Apartment - hidden network with WPA
4.Another home - open network with WPA

I would like to have this as automated as possible.  Any
recommendations?  AS I said, using zd1211.

On 1/25/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:04:52AM -0600, John H. wrote:
> > you need to have ap_scan=2 if you want to get on hidden networks, right?
> If the driver supports scanning for a specific SSID, it is also possible
> to use ap_scan=1 with scan_ssid=1 in the network configuration block.
> Otherwise, ap_scan=2 would be needed.
> > in wpa_supplicant, if i have ap_scan=2 and have the hidden one listed
> > second, it NEVER gets to it.  however, if i put it first, i can not
> > get on the broadcast ssid.
> >
> > so for now i have to have hidden one listed first, and switch to
> > ap_scan=1 if i want to get on the broadcast one.
> Which version of wpa_supplicant are you using? 0.4.2 added support for
> trying to associate with multiple networks one by one in ap_scan=2 mode.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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