Automatic disabling of Windows WZC

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Mon May 8 20:31:27 EDT 2006


On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 11:31:57PM +0200, Gentoopower wrote:

> Is wpa_supplicant running as a Windows Service?

Yes, you can run it as a service with 0.5.x versions. The binary build
comes with two versions: wpa_supplicant.exe, which is more or less like
Linux versions, and wpasvc.exe, which can be registered as a Windows
service. README-Windows.txt has more information on how to use
wpasvc.exe.

> The problem with that method is, that this tool only starts if a user is
> logged in, if I restart my Server via remote connection the wireless
> network won't be available anymore until someone logs on locally.

I haven't tried this myself, but I believe that some people are indeed
starting wpa_supplicant as a service before anyone logs in. There has
been some discussion on this mailing list about reducing start up delays
by making sure that WinPcap service is started early enough.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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