WFA certification with connman and wpa_supplicant

Jouni Malinen j at
Sat Jun 27 04:16:16 EDT 2015

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 08:28:56PM -0700, James Zipperer wrote:
> For instance: making the right choice between two networks that have the
> same SSID but different encryption settings (one SSID with WPA and one SSID
> with WPA2).  Is it wpa_supplicant's responsibility to choose the WPA2
> network over the WPA network, or is it a higher-level decision (namely:
> connman's desicion).  Does connman tell supplicant which of the two access
> points to choose?  Or does supplicant make the decision?

If you are saying that there are two separate networks, i.e., those
SSIDs are different, wpa_supplicant will use the network profile
priority parameter to select which network to use. If the same priority
is configured, a network that is estimated to provide the highest
throughput is selected regardless of its encryption settings.
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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