wpa_supplicant (Win32)

Stefan gentoopower
Wed Sep 28 13:56:08 PDT 2005

Jan L?hr wrote:

>at the moment I'm trying to use wpa_supplicant under Win2k (yeah, it's 
>masochism, but my pointy hairy boss...)
>However, wpa_supplicant is up and running (hurray) - for Administratorat 
>My next problem to have wlan if an ordinary user logs in...
>My first approach has been to write a batch file, fired as Administrator every 
>time the box start (linked in Group Policy / computer configuration and so 
>on) - but as long as deamonising doesn't work - the computer is freezes on 
>start, waiting for wpa_supplicant all time. 
>So I tried to add "start" in my script in order to lunch in independent 
>process, but anyway, this haven't worked out for reasons I don't know. 
>(Windows is far from verbose...)
>My next approach has been to link the batch-scrip in "startup". This works 
>fine, if an Administrator logs in, but fails at ordinary users.
>(Some security-stuff I guess)
>Furthermore I haven't found any hint how to run wpa_supplicant as a windows 
>Do you know how to use wpa_supplicant as an ordinary user or how to use it as 
>a windows service?
This is a tool from the microsoft windows 2000 resource kit it allows
you to run any application as a service:


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