Is "Wireless event: new AP ..." called when start wpa_supplicant?

Jouni Malinen j at
Wed Oct 12 18:00:44 EDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 02:48:26PM -0700, hong zhang wrote:
> After traffic runs for 20 mins, I see multiple "Wireless event: new AP:...."
> such as
> wpa_supplicant( 5744): Wireless event: cmd=0x8b15 len=20
> wpa_supplicant( 5744): Wireless event: new AP: 00:1e:13:84:29:33
> Then disconnected after getting 
> wpa_supplicant( 5744): Wireless event: new AP: 00:00:00:00:00:00

> Does it means it has second wpa_supplicant is executed? But "ps -A" does not show second wpa_supplicant.

No, it means that the driver is indicating that there was a new
association (or disassociation), i.e., for whatever reason the driver
decided to reassociate.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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