About ifup / wpa_supplicant

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AndreAPL

01-09-2007 16:37:51

Didn't wanna to mix with the other topics )

I have been using RT61 (pci) and ipwriv, for a while (cvs). But using manual ip's.
But if i lose connectivity, i had to manually "reboot" the network.

May dhcp (although may slow me down the boot) resolve ?
Is any way possible to have networkmanager (not forgetting that it actives wpa-supplicant ? ) with this (to automatically renew the network) ?

Do you guys suggest ? any alternative?

Thanks in advance,
and that this group keep the great work in the develop )

Spy84464

02-09-2007 12:46:53

Hello,
May dhcp (although may slow me down the boot) resolve ? [/quote1fktonxu]
That would be opposite actually, rt61 and rt73 often have problem with dhcp.
Is any way possible to have networkmanager (not forgetting that it actives wpa-supplicant ? ) with this (to automatically renew the network) ?[/quote1fktonxu]
I don't know how rt61 and networkmanager play together, but there's a patch for wpa-supplicant and a custom module for it coming with the driver. Some people reported they manage to get wpa-supplicant working this way.
Do you guys suggest ? any alternative? [/quote1fktonxu]Try rt2x00 if possible ;)

Regards,
Romain

AndreAPL

20-10-2007 08:37:03

hi. thanks for answering.

I'm using dhcpd + ifup and, in fact, normally, system stops at shutdown cry (disconnecting wireless), but using manual ip is a killer option for me, my wireless sometimes needs to re-authentic.

You talk about a patch to networkmanager, in what way? will try it, is really supplied (in my case with rt61pci)?

May also try ndiswrapper, but i don't like much the idea.

IvD

20-10-2007 08:46:27


You talk about a patch to networkmanager, in what way? will try it, is really supplied (in my case with rt61pci)?
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Not a patch for networkmanager a module for wpa_supplicant.
Since the legacy driver do not follow the iwlib standard you can't configure WPA using the default module for wpa_supplcant.
The legacy rt61 and rt73 modules are bundled with a module for wpa_supplicant to make sure wpa_supplicant can correctly talk to the driver.

If you are using rt61pci you are not using the legacy driver but rt2x00 and no changes to wpa_supplicant are required.

But what version of the driver are you actually using?