Ndiswrapper +wpa_supplicant

Andrew Duane andrew
Sun Nov 21 05:06:18 PST 2004

Thanks for your reply.

I'm running version 0.11 of ndiswrapper and 0.2.5 of wpa_supplicant.

I tried the ndis 0.12rc3 cvs but it errors when I compile.

Once I get:

Failed to initiate AP scan.

It just hangs there. There are no subsequent messages

"I saw similar issues with a scan for
specific SSID (scan_ssid=1), but broadcast SSID scan worked fine."

What value needs to be in my conf file to broadcast? I just followed the

I've removed CONFIG_EAP_PSK=y from .config and recompiled okay. Config now
looks like this:


Thanks for your help

-----Original Message-----
From: hostap-bounces+andrew=duaneville.com at shmoo.com
[mailto:hostap-bounces+andrew=duaneville.com at shmoo.com] On Behalf Of Jouni
Sent: 21 November 2004 05:16
To: hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: Re: Ndiswrapper +wpa_supplicant

On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 01:39:50PM -0000, Andrew Duane wrote:

> I wonder if someone would be so kind as to help me?

If you will provide some more information..

Which version of ndiswrapper are you using? With which NDIS driver and
which wlan card?

> I seem to have some trouble with running wpa_supplicant. Here is a dump of
> the error:

> [root at server1 wpa_supplicant-0.2.5]# wpa_supplicant -iwlan0
> -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -dd

> Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
> Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=10):
>      46 6f 75 6e 64 61 74 69 6f 6e                     Linksys
> Failed to initiate AP scan.

And what happened after this? I saw similar issues with a scan for
specific SSID (scan_ssid=1), but broadcast SSID scan worked fine. Please
also verify whether you can see the correct AP in 'iwlist wlan0 scan'
output and whether this includes wpa_ie information.

> And my .config before I did a make was:

You do not need EAP-PSK for WPA-PSK; it is an experimental EAP method
that is not likely to be deployed anywhere yet.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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