Use wpa_cli as NetworkManager replacement
curtlarsen at gmail.com
Sat May 15 18:49:16 EDT 2010
Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-05-12 at 01:03 -0600, Curtis Larsen wrote:
>> I am not a developer, just a user that has several reasons to replace
>> ubuntu's network manager with something like wpa_supplicant with wpa_cli:
> As an NM developer I'm interested in why it doesn't work well for you.
>> - It connects faster (In general I would say 2-3x faster than ubuntu NM)
> This part is interesting, but recently we've made some improvements here
> if you're carrying the patch that doesn't trigger a rescan if a scan has
> been done in the last 5 seconds.
Where do I get this patch? I am willing to try. I am using ubuntu
>> - It lets me specify 5Ghz band = double throughput at work.
> Hmm; I actually wasn't aware that we could do this in the supplicant yet
> (I've been waiting for it actually) and so if it's now there, I'd love
> to add this capability to NetworkManager.
Please add it. It works great for me. Jounie recently added it to
wpa_supplicant. I think I am using version 0.7.1. or 0.7.2? with this
freq_list=5180 5200 5220 5240 5260 5280 5300 5320 5745 5765 5785 5805 5825
I have done detailed throughput testing and in my environment at work
this gives me consistently 2x better throughput besides allowing me to
troubleshoot either a 2.4ghz or 5ghz issue at my choosing.
>> - It gives me text/debug output for troubleshooting.
> Have you tried --log-level=debug in recent versions of NM (which Ubuntu
> may not ship yet unfortunately)? What kind of output are you looking
> for here? There's also this:
No ...haven't tried, and won't bother until it allows forcing 5Ghz. If
you do add this feature to NM I would love to know when it is available.
Win Vista, and Win7 do this now on a per SSID basis. Mac OS still lacks
> especially the section on "Debugging WiFi Connections".
Very nice. Thanks for the info.
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