different wpa_supplicant drivers

Pedro Ramalhais ramalhais at serrado.net
Tue May 23 16:16:28 EDT 2006


Riccardo Veraldi wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying 802.1x and WPA on different linux distributions always 
> withthe same ipw2200 hardware
> It works but...
> 
> On Red Hat enterprise 4  2.6.9-34.EL using ipw and ieee811 from atrpms
> wpa_supplicant -d -w -ieth1 -Dipw -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
> 
> and everything works, that is I use wpa_supplicant with ipw driver
> 
> 
> on Ubuntu 5.10 is the same I Always use ipw wpa_supplicant driver
> 
> on Fedora Core 5 with kernel 2.6.16-1 I have to use driver wext instead 
> of ipw
> 
> how come ?
> with ipw driver it will not work and wpa_supplicant needs to be started 
> with -Dwext option.
> 
> what I have to do to know in advance if the driver is generic wext or 
> specific ipw2200 ?
> 
> Why on Fedora is wext and not ipw ?
> thanks a lot
> 
> Rick
> 
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Using wext VS ipw depends on the kernel having support for WE-18
(wireless extensions version 18) or not.

-- 
Pedro Ramalhais



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