Recent Snapshots: Use of the Windows Registry by wpa_svc but does the wpa_supplicant?

George S. Lockwood gslockwood
Tue Aug 29 09:00:04 PDT 2006

I was afraid of that...that Reconfigure didn't reconfig "everything"
-probably just the vars in the config file (if used).

Only thing: is that I always get a "UNKNOWN COMMAND" when using the
interface_add function.  I believe I saw in another thread that
something about this was addressed in the 8-25 snapshot???

Finally, the INTERFACE_ADD/REMOVE functions DO work for the supplicant
as a service, right?  I.E. the service is intended to accept and act
properly on these commands?

thanks so much!


On 8/28/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 07:53:12AM -0700, George S. Lockwood wrote:
> > I understand that the service form of the wpa_supplicant uses the
> > Windows Registry to identify the WIFI NIC to use.
> >
> > Q: Does this imply that the wpa_supplicant does as well?
> No, wpa_supplicant.exe uses the command like parameter for selecting the
> adapter name.
> > Q: If it does, then it would follow that I could update the registry
> > with NIC strings and send a reconfig command to the service and expect
> > that the service would then use the new NIC string(s) in the
> > registry....right?
> That would not work with either wpasvc.exe or wpa_supplicant.exe since
> this part of the configuration is not updated on reconfig command. If
> you want to dynamically add or remove interfaces, you can use the global
> control interface and INTERFACE_ADD/REMOVE commands.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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