[arch-projects] [netcfg] Getting rid of wireless_tools

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 12:22:34 EDT 2011

On 2011/6/19 Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Rémy Oudompheng <remy at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> 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?
> I think some drivers don't (didn't?) support switching modes if the
> interface is up, or something like that?

So more precisely, the question is probably: is wpa_supplicant capable
of manipulating interfaces that are down, just like iwconfig?


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