Can not control wireless driver after leaving wpa_supplicant

James Ravn jravn
Wed Jan 19 22:01:08 PST 2005

Just to confirm, I have the same issue.  I am using wpa_supplicant 0.3.4
+ madwifi on vanilla kernel 2.6.10.  After killing wpa_supplicant, I
can't use iwconfig to set up a connection, and in general the wifi gets
borked.  Have to reboot to fix things.


YenJung Chang wrote:

>Hi, List,
>I am using wpa_supplicant 0.3.4 on linux kernel 2.4.25 and the
>wireless driver from Madwifi.
>I can control the wireless device using wpa_supplicant ok. But after I
>killed wpa_supplicant process, I can no longer configure the wireless
>device well via wireless tools (iwconfig, etc.), like connecting to
>another AP.
>Does the wireless device only work under wpa_supplicant control if
>wpa_supplicant controlled it?
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