question about building supplicant

Kurt Bodiker kurt.bodiker
Sat Dec 28 16:28:59 PST 2013


Thanks for the response. We are using kernel 2.6.32 because we are using
Citrix XenClient XT and that is the kernel version of the NDVM. I have
recompiled the kernel for nl80211, compiled the firmware from the backports
project against the recompiled kernel objects, and finally built the
supplicant against all of this. I was just hoping for a sanity check to
make sure I didn't miss anything.


On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Holger Schurig <holgerschurig at>wrote:

> Kernel 2.6.32 ?  Really?  That's ancient. For a 802.11N card?  I'm not
> sure that will fly ...
> If you want to build things by yourself, then don't forget that WEXT
> is dead, and cfg80211/nl80211 is the new kid on the block, e.g.
> configure kernel and wpa_supplicant with the latter.
> That reminds me that besided the things you mentioned you might want
> to have "iw" as well, the much more versatile successor if iwconfig.
> And finally for Intel hardware you need also the proper firmware in
> /lib/firmware.
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