iwlagn / wpa_supplicant issue

Fabio Coatti fabio.coatti at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 04:20:58 EDT 2011

2011/4/14 Ed W <lists at wildgooses.com>:
> On 14/04/2011 10:15, Fabio Coatti wrote:
>> Description:
>> basically, when wpa_supplicant starts it is unable to speak with hardware, no
>> commands have effect (i.e. scan) and the only message I get is the
>> usual
>> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
> I think if you check you will see that the interface isn't up?  Issuing
> "ifconfig wlan0 up" and now wpa_supplicant works fine?

Yes, I see that the interface is down, but no 'ifconfig wlan0 up' nor
'ip link set wlan0 up' works.
the interface remains down.

> There are various workarounds, but I guess it would be interesting to
> hear from a wpa_supplicant maintainer if it's in the job description to
> bring up the wlan interface?  Certainly would be nice?


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