iwlagn / wpa_supplicant issue

Fabio Coatti fabio.coatti at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 05:36:52 EDT 2011


>> Can some developer please confirm whether it's considered to be outside
>> of hostapd's job to bring up the interface?  This is most noticable with
>> wireless adaptors where some drivers seem to bring up the interface and
>> others don't.
>>
>> Further I notice that current released hostapd takes down the device
>> when it's stopped, but doesn't bring it up again on start.  For me at
>> least (assuming this happens to everyone?) this means that restarting
>> hostapd fails on my system? (mac80211 using ath5k)
>>
>> It would be useful to know what's *supposed* to happen please?  Are we
>> supposed to bring up the interface first?
>
> No, but you're supposed to first take care that rfkill isn't blocking
> it.


Not sure to understand exactly how this relates to the issue that I'm
experiencing: besides that rfkill in my case is not an issue (wifi was
on and rfkill off), this has to be read "it depends on the driver"? in
this case I guess we have a problem: how can wpa (thus the end user)
be sure to act correctly to connect to wifi? basically from what i
read no one in the stack is taking care of this...

Sorry if I made bad mistakes, of course.


-- 
Fabio


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