[driverloader] can't get wpa_supplicant to authenticate TKIP

Michael Reilly michaelr at cisco.com
Wed Dec 29 16:38:32 EST 2004

I always start it from the shell after I insmod the driver.  I always start 
it with the -B option and it works.

Craig Bell wrote:
> Stefan Patric wrote:
>> I'm using the Linksys WRT-54G, but with a D-Link
>> DWL-520 card.  My wpa_supplicant.conf is similar. Same protocols.
>> Sometimes, wpa_supplicant won't authenticate if run
>> after your wireless card comes up.  Or if it does, the
>> IP and Gateway addresses don't get passed to the card.
>> My work-around was to start wpa_supplicant in the
>> Background & Wait mode (-Bw) before the network card
>> came up.  You'll have to find which rc script this is.
>> It varies depending on which distro you're using.
>> I just got a message yesterday from Johnathan,
>> Linuxant's tech, that if you are using driverloader
>> version 2.07 or later, if you rename the
>> wpa_supplicant executable dldr_wpa_supplicant and put
>> it in /usr/sbin instead of /usr/local/bin where the
>> docs tell you to put it, and if you put
>> wpa_supplicant.conf in /etc/driverloader/ renamed
>> dldr_wpa_supplicant.<iface>.conf, where <iface> is
>> your wireless device's name (mine is eth0), it will
>> automatically be started when the wireless interface
>> is.  I don't know, if this will work as I haven't yet
>> had time to implement it.
>> (This little tid-bit wasn't in any of the driverloader
>> docs.  At least, not that I could find.  And I looked
>> after I got the message from Johnathan.)
> Thanks!!! Using these instructions and rebooting, I got it up and 
> running. <Hooray!>
> I should have mentioned that I was trying to start wpa_supplicant from 
> the shell.  I tried starting it and then bringing up the network with 
> "ifconfig wlan0 up" and vice versa.  I tried not using the -b flag and 
> using it, etc.  I had not rebooted since installing driverloader and 
> wpa_supplicant, so I copied the files over and voila.  The README seemed 
> to imply that it should have worked from the shell- does anyone have any 
> input on this?
> Thanks again,
> Craig Bell
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Michael Reilly    michaelr at cisco.com
     Cisco Systems,  California

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