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The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: aixuser01 on January 23, 2009, 09:06:19 am

Title: wpa_supplicant returns error vl5.9.1 soho
Post by: aixuser01 on January 23, 2009, 09:06:19 am
I have just installed vl5.9.1 soho final

I am trying to get wifi to work.
Wpa_supplicant is giving an odd error when it starts up.
From the command line I run

wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

and I get this error

ioctl[SIOCSIWAUTH]: Operation not supported

I put it in debug mode with the –d switch but still only got this one line error.
My set up

lspci shows my wifi card

02:00.0 network controller pro/wireless 3945abg network connection

Modprobe iwl3945 works no errors
Got the latest firmware in /lib/firmware   (thank you Gamfa!)

Ifconfig sees the card (shows up as wlan0)

My wpa_supplicant.conf file looks like this:


ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
network={
ssid="MYSSID"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
scan_ssid=1
psk="mysupersecretkey"
}

Any thoughts? The odd thing is even with the error, it works and I get on the network.
Title: Re: wpa_supplicant returns error vl5.9.1 soho
Post by: aixuser01 on January 25, 2009, 08:01:22 pm
I appears this is a bug in the code. It does not seem to effect the code, just an error message that seems to be tossed out for no reason.

http://hostap.epitest.fi/bugz/show_bug.cgi?id=278

at least thats the way it reads.