Is WPS supported on Linux systems using the wext driver?

Stone stonezju at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 21:25:08 EDT 2011


I think the failure is caused by your configuration file.

2011/10/8 Charles Gordon <digigordo at gmail.com>

> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to find out if wpa_supplicant can support WPS on an
> embedded Linux system.  I built it with "CONFIG_WPS=y" in the .config
> file and tried running it with this configuration file:
>
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> update_config=1
>
> ## -- Example MANAGED network
> network={
>        proto=WPS
>        eap=WPS
> }
>
> I tried both the 6.10 and 7.3 versions.  However, when I run it I get
> these errors:
>
> Initializing interface 'wlan0' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver
> 'wext' ctrl_interface 'N/A'
> Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
> Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
> ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
> update_config=1
> Line: 5 - start of a new network block
> Line 6: invalid proto 'WPS'
> Line 6: no proto values configured.
> proto: 0x0
> Line 6: failed to parse proto 'WPS'.
> Line 7: unknown EAP method 'WPS'
> You may need to add support for this EAP method during wpa_supplicant
> build time configuration.
> See README for more information.
> eap methods - hexdump(len=16): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> 00
> Line 7: failed to parse eap 'WPS'.
> Line 8: WPA-PSK accepted for key management, but no PSK configured.
> Line 8: failed to parse network block.
> Failed to read or parse configuration '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'.
> Failed to add interface wlan0
> Cancelling scan request
> Cancelling authentication timeout
>
> The documentation isn't clear (to me) about whether WPS is supported
> by wpa_supplicant, and looking at the code it appears that it is only
> supported by the NDIS driver.
>
> Is there a way to support WPS with the standard WEXT driver?
>
> Thanks for your help.
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