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hosler 01-23-2006 12:27 PM

wpa_supplicant
 
I want to use WPA supplicant on my laptop. I understand that I need to recompile my kernel to use this. I have also been seeing ndiswraper being talked about a lot. Do I need ndiswraper to use wpa_supplicant?

chess 01-23-2006 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hosler
I want to use WPA supplicant on my laptop. I understand that I need to recompile my kernel to use this.

Why do you think you need to recompile your kernel? I have not had to recompile my kernel for wpa_supplicant (I recompile my kernel for other reasons, but not wpa_supplicant). wpa_supplicant works just fine with stock Slackware kernels.

Quote:

I have also been seeing ndiswraper being talked about a lot. Do I need ndiswraper to use wpa_supplicant?
No. I use a ipw2200 intel minipci card that uses native linux drivers (i.e. I don't need ndiswrapper) and I use wpa_supplicant every day.

Nylex 01-23-2006 12:43 PM

You'll need NDISWrapper if there's no native Linux driver for your card though.

cwwilson721 01-23-2006 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Nylex
You'll need NDISWrapper if there's no native Linux driver for your card though.

No, you don't. ndiswrapper MAY be needed. (Emphisis on the MAY). I use wlan-ng, ndiswrapper does not work for my wireless card. While ndiswrapper is useful, and needed in some cases, a blanket statement like the above can lead you down a long dark path.

hosler 01-23-2006 06:09 PM

So if my card is allready working without ndiswrapper then I wont need it? I have a customer kernel made. im pretty sure you need to set some options in kernel to get wpa_supplicant to work.

EDIT:
Ok, nevermind. I didnt really know what ndiswarpper was, but now I do :)

hosler 01-24-2006 07:33 PM

Ok, well i have been searching the web on how to install wpa_supplicant, but no luck? Can it be installed via swaret? The command 'swaret --install wpa_supplicant' does not work. Could someone link me?

chess 01-24-2006 07:37 PM

The only way it can be installed via swaret is if a wpa_supplicant package exists in the repositories you have added to your swaret config file (I don't use swaret so I don't know what that config file is called).

Anyway, compiling wpa_supplicant is super easy. Have you read the docs on the wpa_supplicant site? They are pretty straigtforward. See the README that is linked to on the wpa_supplicant home page: http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/

priller 01-25-2006 04:48 PM

Good guide to installing wpa_supplicant

http://freeunix.dyndns.org:8088/site...Wifi4wep.shtml


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