Minor issue with hidden essid + wpa_supplicant + ndiswrapper
Sat May 19 04:41:26 PDT 2007
I'm a lucky owner of a usb wlan dongle with only a windows drivers, so
I'm forced to use ndiswrapper which works quite well.
After a lot of fiddeling I made it even to work on the WPA network here
in the building that has a hidden essid, but not straight forward.
ndiswrapper completely ignores the IW_SCAN_THIS_ESSID flag, which breaks
things a bit.
wpa_supplicant however is not very smart either, as it depends on the
wlan driver to support IW_SCAN_THIS_ESSID when used in surtain modes,
which again gives interesting boring results.
Please see bellow for sugestion of patches.
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