[hostap driver] not authenticating when used w/ wpa-supplicant / network-manager

Tony Espy espy
Wed Aug 15 13:17:01 PDT 2007

Dan Williams wrote:

>> Please note however that the Pepper Pads are *not* running 
>> NetworkManager.  I think there may be a bug in NetworkManager with 
>> respect to the hostap driver and WPA/WPA2.  As I understand it, 
>> NetworkManager talks to the drivers directly to handle scanning versus 
>> the Pepper software which lets wpa_supplicant handle scanning.
> Recent versions of NetworkManager request that wpa_supplicant scan, but
> receives scan results via SIOCGIWSCAN ioctl.  That's no different than
> running iwlist eth0 scan at the same time as wpa_supplicant.


> NM trunk (what will be 0.7) uses the D-Bus interface to wpa_supplicant
> and does all scanning through wpa_supplicant.

I'd seen that this was the plan for 0.7.  Thanks for the update!


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