[arch-general] [netcfg] Getting rid of wireless_tools
remy at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 19 12:13:14 EDT 2011
wpa_supplicant is supposed to provide most of the wireless_tools
functionality. I have set up a branch of netcfg that replaces all uses
of wireless_tools by wpa_supplicant.
iwconfig is still used by the deprecated IWCONFIG option, but there is
still one thing I don't really understand.
In src/connections/wireless, there is block that calls "iwconfig mode
Managed" before starting wpa_supplicant. The log is not really
explicit about why this was added (it merely says it was necessary for
iwl3945), and wpa_supplicant man page only says it's necessary for the
hostap driver, which we do not use. Does anybody knows the reason why
it is needed?
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