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Old 10-30-2011, 07:20 AM   #1
Joydeep Bakshi
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: debian
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wifi auto-detection not working any more

Dear list,

Since long I'm using ifplugd + guess-net and wpa_supplicant to auto detect the available wired/wifi network and connect with the available. I have placed the wpa_supplicat at
/etc/rc.local file as

wpa_supplicant -B -Dnl80211 -iwlan0 -c /usr/local/etc/my.wpa_supplicant.conf

I have come to know that it is OK to place the wpa configuration
at the /etc/interfaces. Hence I have modified the interfaces as

mapping wlan0
script guessnet-ifupdown
map default: office-wifi
map office-wifi open unknown
map timeout: 12
# map init-time: 12 # for slow drivers
map verbose: true
map debug: true

iface office-wifi inet dhcp

wpa-driver nl80211 ## added modification
wpa-conf /usr/local/etc/my.wpa_supplicant.conf ## added modification

test wireless mac 00:1C:F0:3D:4C:C9

and remove the wpa related line from /etc/rc.local

But the auto detection and association is not working any more.
If I check by "ps -e | grep wp" there is no wpa_supplicant running.

Could any one suggest what is actually missing here ?


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