[driverloader] WPA encryption

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Jan 24 12:55:46 EST 2005


to add to the post by Michael Gargiullo, before using WPA, you must make 
sure that your Windows driver support it and also that your access point 
does support it. You can check this by using the following command in a 
root shell :

cat /proc/driver/driverloader/<iface>/capabilities

If you see WPA in the output of that command, then it is supported, 
otherwise, you might have to upgrade your Windows driver to support WPA.

To see if the access point support WPA, please use the command 'iwlist 
scanning' and if the access point support WPA, you will see at the end 
of the cell listing a line related to WPA. If you do not see that line, 
it is possible that the latest firmware available for your access point 
does support WPA.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Michael Gargiullo wrote:
> What kind of wireless card with what chipset are you running?
> what is your output of  # iwconfig
> On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 12:30 -0600, Mike Pepper wrote:
>>I attempted to run the wpa_supplicant as you can see below it failed.
>>Prior to running it I ran dldrstop.
>>any ideas?
>>mylaptop:/home/mike/wpa_supplicant-0.2.3 # ./wpa_supplicant 
>>-c/home/mike/wpa_supplicant-0.2.3/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
>>ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
>>Failed to initiate AP scan.
>>ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: No data available
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