wpa_supplicant associates but dhcpcd cannot get IP address

Craig L gangis
Sun Feb 6 13:54:19 PST 2005

Heh, funny how things work out, eh? ;)

Yes, I dropped the B and went with -w and it works good so far. One
issue I just noticed that I haven't tackled yet: On bootup it goes
something like this:

Starting ath0 [ok]
     Starting wpa_supplicant on ath0 ...
     /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf must set
     ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant [!!]

And when I uncomment that line:

Starting ath0 [ok]
     Starting wpa_supplicant on ath0 ...
Line 1: Invalid configuration line 'ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant'.
Failed to read configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'. [!!]

Sorta contradicts itself, eh? I'm using the latest CVS version, which
apparently works better than the 3.6 developmental release that's on
the site. And here's the funny thing... If I comment out that
particular line in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and execute it in the
command line, it works perfectly without any complaints, dhcpcd grabs
an IP and wpa_supplicant daemonizes. Weird, huh? It's not that
pressing of an issue, I don't mind executing my script 'wlan-home' by
hand everytime I need to use it (for now.)


On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 13:00:10 -0800, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 03:46:41PM -0500, Craig L wrote:
> > Wow. Adding -wq and then letting it daemonize solved the problem
> > perfectly! Thanks a bunch for your help. :D
> That was actually a typo ;-). It was supposed to be -Bw that I'm
> actually using in the start script..
> Did I understand correctly:
> 'wpa_supplicant -Bw ...' does not work, but
> 'wpa_supplicant -w ... &' works?
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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