[wpa-supplicant] How to control association timeout?

Dan Williams dcbw
Mon Oct 30 09:57:39 PST 2006

On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 18:38 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 11:48:18AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Don't use ap_scan = 2?  That lets wpa_supplicant do a scan to find out
> > which network actually exists before trying it.
> Last time I tried, omitting that option prevented wpasupplicant from
> associating to the network at my girlfriend's place at all, most
> probably because its SSID is hidden.
> Does that still apply?

Yes.  Hiding the SSID gives you _nothing_, as somebody could just sniff
out the SSID from the association process.

But rather than hacking around it in wpa_supplicant, perhaps you need a
higher level connection manager that understands hidden ssids, or at
least discovers them via scanning.


> Greetings
> Marc

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