wpa_supplicant && mandriva 2007
Luis A. Montes
luis.montes at dslextreme.com
Sun Oct 15 20:01:30 EDT 2006
> I haven't been able to get WPA running since doing an upgrade to Mandriva
> 2007. A fresh install of Mandriva didn't help either. I'm using a Linksys
> WUSB54G which worked with Mandriva 2006 & ndiswrapper & Windows XP driver
> rt2500usb. Mandriva 2007 wants to use the rtusb driver (alias rausb0 rtusb).
> The card does show an association with the AP but I can't get it to use the
> encryption. (All my other wireless devices are associating with the AP with
> WPA) I searched the hard drive for the rtusb driver but only found a listing
> under /sys. No matter what I try I can't get the USB device to use anything
> other than rtusb. The only rt* driver I can find with lsmod is rt2570.
You can use the /sys/bus/usb/drivers to see what drivers are associated
with which device.
> tried renaming all the rt drivers under /lib/modules with a .old extension
> and then tried a reboot only to have my changes undone (the .old extension
> was removed - yes, I did confirm that everything was renamed before the
Maybe try "blacklisting" the module that's being associated with your
hardware. In ubuntu there is a /etc/modprobe.d/bad_list where you would
put a line like
alias rt2570 off
to prevent that particular module from loading.
> I tried to use ndiswrapper with the "help" of the MCC but it kept
> telling me that the ndiswrapper interface couldn't be found. I tried to
> modprobe ndiswrapper & ndiswrapper installed but the rt2500usb driver didn't
> install (ndiswrapper -l shows the driver and hardware present) and no wlan0
> showed up. I even tried removing the wpa_supplicant-0.5.x that came with
> Mandriva 2007 and tried installing wpa_supplicant-0.4.9. Still no-go. I get a
> LOT of ioct [SIO........]: Operation not supported. I'm executing:
> wpa_supplicant -irausb0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B. I don't know if this
> is enough information help diagnose my problem. Googling hasn't turned up any
> solutions yet either. The USB card does support WPA/WPA2, obviously, since it
> worked with WPA2 in Mandriva 2006.
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Hope it helps. I'm just a user looking for answers as well, so take my
suggestions with a grain of salt.
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