Automatic disabling of Windows WZC

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Mon May 8 17:31:27 PDT 2006

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 11:31:57PM +0200, Gentoopower wrote:

> Is wpa_supplicant running as a Windows Service?

Yes, you can run it as a service with 0.5.x versions. The binary build
comes with two versions: wpa_supplicant.exe, which is more or less like
Linux versions, and wpasvc.exe, which can be registered as a Windows
service. README-Windows.txt has more information on how to use

> The problem with that method is, that this tool only starts if a user is
> logged in, if I restart my Server via remote connection the wireless
> network won't be available anymore until someone logs on locally.

I haven't tried this myself, but I believe that some people are indeed
starting wpa_supplicant as a service before anyone logs in. There has
been some discussion on this mailing list about reducing start up delays
by making sure that WinPcap service is started early enough.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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