[BUG] - Realtek wifi do not work with version 2.3 or 2.4 but does work on 1.0

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Mar 23 01:22:49 PDT 2015

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 09:16:37PM +0000, John wrote:
> Indeed, appending the '-Dwext' switch to the wpa_supplicant call works with version 2.3.  What is the proper syntax for one to include this command-line switch in a conf file (/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-wlan0.conf for example)?

The driver interface is configured either from the command line or as
part of the command to add a new interface. In other words, it cannot be
set in the configuration file.

> The alternative I can think of is to hardcode it into a systemd service but that would not be very elegant.

It should be possible to set the driver interface to "nl80211,wext" to
make wpa_supplicant first try nl80211 and if that fails, then fall back
to wext.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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