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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun Jun 19 12:28:55 EDT 2011

On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Rémy Oudompheng
<remyoudompheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

I have an iwl3945, so I could help with testing. However, I'd need
someone to tell me what setups to test and what problems to look for.


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