Some questions

Juuso Alasuutari iuso at sourcemage.org
Mon May 22 04:58:21 EDT 2006


Hello. Since several questions posted after my message below have already been 
answered, I am tempted to ask if it has gone unnoticed. I'm writing a 
wpa_supplicant/wpa_cli frontend for Source Mage, and really need the info to 
proceed.

Thank you.

-- 
        Juuso Alasuutari
[[ Source Mage GNU/Linux ]]


On Wednesday 17 May 2006 12:45, Juuso Alasuutari wrote:
> Hello. I have a few questions that I haven't found answers for in the docs.
>
> I use wpa_supplicant's wext driver for an ipw2200 wifi adapter. If I
> already have an unencrypted or static WEP connection up when I start
> wpa_supplicant, the link is cut off although iwconfig still claims to be
> associated. The best I can do is use wpa_cli to add and enable a network
> with the same options, so wpa_supplicant will connect to it and the link is
> reestablished.
> Does this happen with all adapters and drivers? Can wpa_supplicant "adopt"
> an existing connection on start? If not, would you consider adding such an
> option? (Writing a script that parses output from iwconfig and
> automatically adds a network with wpa_cli would work, but I don't like the
> idea.)
>
> In the the example wpa_supplicant.conf it is said:
> "WPA-None requires following network block options: proto=WPA,
> key_mgmt=WPA-NONE, pairwise=NONE, group=TKIP (or CCMP, but not both), and
> psk must also be set."
> Does that mean proto must be _exclusively_ WPA (and nothing else), key_mgmt
> exclusively WPA-NONE, pairwise exclusively NONE, and group exclusively CCMP
> or TKIP? Or is it okay if the required options are included among others,
> e.g.: proto=WPA RSN, key_mgmt=WPA-PSK WPA-NONE, pairwise=TKIP NONE,
> group=TKIP WEP40?
>
> The documents do not (imho) state which network block options are
> applicable via wpa_cli. Can all of them be set using 'wpa_cli -i<interface>
> set_network <num> <option> <value>'?
>
> Do the answers to these questions apply to both the stable and devel
> version (0.4.9 and 0.5.3) without difference?
>
> Thanks in advance.
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