wpa_supplicant will not connect to VAP: skip - SSID mismatch

Holger Schurig holgerschurig at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 05:24:02 EDT 2012

If you didn't use wpa_supplicant before but iwconfig, then you're
still using WEP.

Just note that your WLAN can be hacked in minutes ...

That non-withstanding, you still don't need wpa_supplicant if you just
want to connect to some WEP host. "iw connect" can do the trick for
you as well. However, using wpa_supplicant even for WEP has some
advantages as well (e.g. reconnect, dbus, wpa_cli, ...).

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