disabling wps

Kevin Mitchell kevmitch
Sat May 30 01:56:29 PDT 2009

I was about to start modifying the source code to manually prevent the
tab from switching when I thought I'd try one more thing: rather than
setting CONFIG_WPS=n, i just commented it out. I should have realised
earlier that it doesn't matter what CONFIG_WPS is set to because it
just ends up as an argument to #ifdef. In any case this worked out
great and now I have a pleasantly greyed out WPS tab that no longer
interrupts what I'm doing.

I realise that the WPS gui integration is meant as a demonstration,
but I doubt any of the regular users of wpa_gui are the type to
want/need WPS. This is really a job for Network Manager. As such, I
would suggest that the demonstration be less invasive to the expert

Furthermore, even the people who would use WPS will only ever use it
once to set up their
router and once that's done, they would probably also be annoyed by
the "in your face" behaviour.

Just a thought.


On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Kevin Mitchell <kevmitch at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm running wpasupplicant and wpagui 0.6.9 on Debian unstable.
> I have been trying recently to disable WPS support to no avail. At the
> very least, I would like to prevent WPA gui from switching to the WPS
> tab everytime a WPS ap is detected.
> I have tried recompiling the package setting CONFIG_WPS=n in
> debian/config/linux which translates into the same setting in
> wpasupplicant/.config. Everything compiles successfully, but when I
> install the new .deb package wpa_gui still flashes to the WPS tab.
> This happens even if I remove all traces of the default package and
> kill all instances of wpa_supplicant and wpa_gui running before
> installing the recompiled version. Has anyone else experienced this
> config setting not working? Is there perhaps an other less obviously
> named config setting that I also have to disable?
> Kevin

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