[wpa-supplicant] How to control association timeout?

Marc Haber mh+hostap at zugschlus.de
Mon Oct 30 13:24:39 EST 2006


On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 12:57:39PM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 18:38 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 11:48:18AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > Don't use ap_scan = 2?  That lets wpa_supplicant do a scan to find out
> > > which network actually exists before trying it.
> > 
> > Last time I tried, omitting that option prevented wpasupplicant from
> > associating to the network at my girlfriend's place at all, most
> > probably because its SSID is hidden.
> > 
> > Does that still apply?
> 
> Yes.  Hiding the SSID gives you _nothing_, as somebody could just sniff
> out the SSID from the association process.

_I_ know. The owner of the AP at my girlfriend's place does not want
to know.

> But rather than hacking around it in wpa_supplicant, perhaps you need a
> higher level connection manager that understands hidden ssids, or at
> least discovers them via scanning.

What software do you recommend to use that integrates well with Debian?

Greetings
Marc

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