Few more question on wpa supplicant

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Sun Dec 9 12:24:46 EST 2007


On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 14:04 +0900, Raghavendra. S wrote:
> Hi Dan,
>  
>  For my question about,
> wpa supplicant's support for Adhoc network creation with the given
> channel and Adhoc connection? , you have mentioned that wpa sipplicant
> 0.6.x versions has support for it.
>  
> As I am using wpa supplicant 0.5.7 ported for marvell 8686, it becomes
> difficult for me to go for 0.6.x. I would like to know me changing wpa
> supplicant 0.5.7 to support adhoc network creation and adhoc
> connection, whether its going to take long time. whether its going to
> be a very big change?

Probably not a huge change.  I have to backport that functionality
anyway, so I'll post the patch against 0.5.x when I'm done.  What you're
looking for (if you want to do it) is the frequency config parameter in
the network block of the config.

Dan

> If you can tell me which all files/functions I have to refer in wpa
> supplicant 0.6.0 or 0.6.1 for adhoc. then I think I will be able
> modify 0.5.7 to support adhoc connection. Will you please help me in
> this.
>  
> -Raghu.
> 
>  
> On 12/7/07, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote: 
>         On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 10:09 +0530, Raghavendra. S wrote:
>         > Hi All,
>         >
>         > Does wpa_supplicant support 
>         >  -  Adhoc connection?
>         
>         Yes, but only fully in 0.6.x.  0.5.x doesn't have the ability
>         to tell
>         the card which frequency to communicate on, which is needed
>         for some
>         drivers to successfully complete the adhoc setup. 
>         
>         >  -  Adhoc security?
>         
>         Yes, for WPA-PSK and WEP.
>         
>         >  - Adhoc network creation with the given channel?
>         
>         With 0.6.x, yes.  With 0.5.x and lower, no.
>         
>         >  - AP connection without encryption and authentication? 
>         
>         Do you mean having your client connect to an "open" access
>         point?  If
>         so, then yes.
>         
>         >  - AP connection with WEP?
>         
>         Do you mean having the client connect to a WEP AP?  If so,
>         then yes.
>         
>         Dan
>         
>         
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Regards & Thanks
> Raghavendra. S 




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