wpasupplicant and WEP (more info)

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Jan 3 11:21:02 PST 2015

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 02:50:02PM +0100, Erich Titl wrote:
> Initializing interface 'wlan0' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver
> 'wext' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
> WEXT: cfg80211-based driver detected

Which WLAN driver are you using and do you have any specific reason for
using the years old and obsolete WEXT instead of the nl80211 control
interface? While WEXT is supposed to work, there is no point in trying
to use it with a cfg80211-based driver that support nl80211.. In other
words, please replace -Dwext on the command line with -Dnl80211 and try
again. If that is still failing, this sounds like a driver specific
issue since there is not really much that wpa_supplicant does for a WEP
connection (it just configures the fixed WEP key).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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