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Old 10-19-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
rabidus
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wpa_supplicant and ndiswrapper


The only thing I changed in the .config file for wpa_supplicant before building was this (I figure there may be another necessary change to solve my problem):

# Driver interface for ndiswrapper
CONFIG_DRIVER_NDISWRAPPER=y

However, when I run this command:

./wpa_supplicant -dd -D ndiswrapper -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

I get:

Initializing interface 'wlan0' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'ndiswrapper'
Unsupported driver 'ndiswrapper'.

I have ndiswrapper working properly with my WCP54g v2 Linksys card, but for whatever reason that is currently beyond me I'm unable to get wpa_supplicant to accept ndiswrapper as a driver.

Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 10-19-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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Re: wpa_supplicant and ndiswrapper

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Originally posted by rabidus
The only thing I changed in the .config file for wpa_supplicant before building was this (I figure there may be another necessary change to solve my problem):

# Driver interface for ndiswrapper
CONFIG_DRIVER_NDISWRAPPER=y

Should be enough to get them working together. But since you do not tell what distro, what kernel and what version of ndiswrapper you're using, I can only guess (which I won't).
You do have the ndiswrapper module loaded?

I use ndiswrapper on Slackware, my.config (for recent CVS version of wpa_supplicant) can be found here - you can compare that to what the rest of your .config looks like. Should not be too different (I enabled support for some more wireless drivers).

BTW I have ndiswrapper working with wpa_supplicant.

Eric
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the quick response. What finally got it to recognize the ndiswrapper driver oddly enough was a make clean then a remake. For whatever reason the binaries it made in the wpa_supplicant.x.x.x folder weren't being overwritten. (I had initially built without enabling the option in the .config). Thank you very much for your time.
 
  


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