Minor issue with hidden essid + wpa_supplicant + ndiswrapper

Stian Skjelstad stian at nixia.no
Sat May 19 07:41:26 EDT 2007


I'm a lucky owner of a usb wlan dongle with only a windows drivers, so
I'm forced to use ndiswrapper which works quite well.

After a lot of fiddeling I made it even to work on the WPA network here
in the building that has a hidden essid, but not straight forward.

ndiswrapper completely ignores the IW_SCAN_THIS_ESSID flag, which breaks
things a bit.

wpa_supplicant however is not very smart either, as it depends on the
wlan driver to support IW_SCAN_THIS_ESSID when used in surtain modes,
which again gives interesting boring results.

Please see bellow for sugestion of patches.

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=179061


Stian Skjelstad




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