ndiswrapper/ wireless-tools, wpa_supplicant question

Bodo von Thadden bvthadden at gmx.de
Sat Mar 4 10:37:59 EST 2006

> --- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
> Von: Christian Roessner <christian at roessner-net.com>
> An: hostap at shmoo.com
> Betreff: ndiswrapper/ wireless-tools, wpa_supplicant question
> Datum: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 14:08:14 +0100
> Hi,
> I have spent many hours in trying to get my wifi card configured with
> ndiswrapper, wireless-tools and wpa_supplicant.
> I installed ndiswrapper 1.8 with CD drivers for the NetGear WG111v2
> (Also tested version 1.9, 10.10, 1.11_rc and 1.2).
> Also tested all versions available from wireless-tools (starting with
> version 27 up to 28_pre14
> At least wpa_supplicant versions 4.7, 4.8 and 5.1
> I have a standard wpa_supplicant.conf like this:
> If just doing an ifconfig wlan0 up and starting wpa_supplicant like
> wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -w -Dndiswrapper -dd
> I NEVER get an successfull association.
> If using iwconfig wlan0 essid RNS2 and doing as quickly as possible the
> wpa_supplicant comannd, I may be lucky and get the stuff done.
> Then I can background the process and do my dhcpcd wlan0 stuff.
> It seems that wpa_supplicant has some problems with the association
> process. I do not know, if this is wpa_supplicant related or
> ndiswrapper/wireless-tools. But because I can have success and even
> changed the windows drivers from NetGear to RTL8187 on ndiswrapper, I
> believe the root of these problems might be a bug in wpa_supplicant.
> Maybe some timing problems??
> See the attahced files please.
> If you could help me with this, I would be really happy  ;-)
> Regards
> Christian
> N.B.: I am running a stable Gentoo release. Everything was compiled with
> CFLAGS="-O0 -march=i686"
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 Tach Christian,

I also use the Netgear WG111v2 and the router is also from Netgear. I also
use Gentoo Linux ;-) Yes, there is indeed a problem with the timeout &
But it works fine here, on my system. Even at bootup it's connect to the
router (most of the time - but some times I get also a timeout). But I get
it connect, if I do it manuell. I have set the time-out high, to about 5
This is my /etc/conf.d/net :

iwconfig_wlan0="essid NETGEAR"
config_wlan0=(" netmask")
routes_wlan0=("default gw")

It should work. I use ndiswrapper version 1.10 and wpa_supplicant version

Greetings from Braunschweig

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