How to configure supplicant to only scan but not associate to AP

Ben Greear greearb
Tue Nov 15 20:53:41 PST 2011

On 11/15/2011 08:39 PM, Binesh wrote:
> Hi,
> Assuming I have supplicant.conf in which I have previously remembered networks, is there a way, at runtime to tell the supplicant "only scan for APs, but dont
> automatically associate with them" ?
> Looking for a way to either achieve this through
>   i) modifying a conf value (without removing remembred networks) and reloading conf
> OR
> ii) (preferably) some ctrl_iface command that can change the behaviour for that scan cycle alone.
> Is this achievable on supplicant v6/v8 ? If yes, could someone pls help?

Specify that the station should only associate with bssid of 00:00:00:00:00:01
and it's pretty likely that it will not associate with anything...


> rgds
> Binesh
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Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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