Wireless Masochism

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sat Jul 2 13:30:02 MDT 2005

On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 11:25:03AM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-07-02 at 10:42 -0600, Charles Curley wrote:
> > 
> > Question: how do I get the security to work with the Linuxant driver
> > loader?
> I'm afraid that getting WPA working under linux is equally hard with
> linuxant and ndiswrapper.  In both cases, you need an external program,
> called a WPA supplicant.  Not sure if this is the main one or supported
> one, but google turns up http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/
> An alternate supplicant is at http://open1x.sourceforge.net/
> I know from personal experience it is a beast to get working.  In fact
> the only person I know who has attempted it never got it working.
> (Bought a powerbook... haha).
> Finally a good overview of the technology and linux is http://www.linux-
> wireless.org/Wireless/WPA/

I tried linuxant's version of wpa_supplicant, and that didn't work. I
tried the original version, and could't find out which driver to use
before compiling wpa_supplicant. So that was a waste of several hours.


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