wpa_supplicant socket error

Fabio Sangiovanni sangio.f at tiscali.it
Sat Jun 10 13:44:45 EDT 2006

Thanks a lot! It works fine now :)

Another question: I have some problems associating my AP when it's set 
not to broadcast SSID. I've read around on the internet and on this list 
that other users have the same problem. Why does this happen? Will 
future versions of wpa_supplicant resolve the issue?

Thanks a lot for support.

Jouni Malinen ha scritto:
> On Sat, Jun 10, 2006 at 03:29:21PM +0200, Fabio Sangiovanni wrote:
>> I think the problem is in the line:
>> socket(PF_PACKET): Address family not supported by protocol
>> There seems to be a kernel-related issue that I couldn't be able to fix.
> Yes, this is indeed related to kernel configuration. This indicates that
> wpa_supplicant was unable to open a packet socket for receiving EAPOL
> frames. Most likely, your kernel is built without support for packet
> sockets. This is CONFIG_PACKET option in kernel .config file ("Packet
> socket" in network configuration).

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