Using wpa_supplicant.conf with removable WiFi modules?

Peer, Ilan ilan.peer
Mon May 18 23:29:04 PDT 2015


> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-bounces at [mailto:hostap-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of John Ernberg
> Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 09:10
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> Subject: Using wpa_supplicant.conf with removable WiFi modules?
> Hi
> We're trying to use wpa_supplicant 2.4 with our removable WiFi module for
> P2P connections. It requires some device specific settings that we specified in
> the .conf file. The problem is that due to how configurations are assigned to

Can you clarify this statement? What's the problem in here?

> interfaces, we have to restart wpa_supplicant every time we re-insert the
> module. This is not preferable to us.

Not sure that this is the case, but is it possible that when you are removing your module cfg80211.ko is unloaded? If this is the case, then you need to restart wpa_supplicant as the nl80211 sockets are closed when cfg80211.ko is unloaded.



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