|From:||David Wainberg <USE_FIRSTNAME_HERE@altruistek.com>|
|To:||Gary Vollink <gmail>|
|Date:||May 27, 2006 08:16 AM (CDT)|
I found your page very helpful, but as you've noted, due to recent
changes in the debian wpa_supplicant install, your instructions are a
little out of date. Here's what I had to do to make it work for me.
Debian sid kernel 2.6.16 wpa_supplicant 0.4.8 ifplugd 0.28 madwifi-ng
1. In /etc/default/wpa_supplicant, I changed the driver option to
'wext' to use the kernel wireless extentions:
#/etc/default/wpa_supplicant ENABLED=1 OPTIONS="-D wext -i ath0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"
2. In /etc/network/interfaces, I added two stanzas to the ath0
section, one indicating the wext driver, and the second pointing to
the wpa_supplicant conf file. (I think wext is the default, so that
one might be redundant.)
... # Wireless... (this section may or may not already exist) allow-hotplug ath0 iface ath0 inet dhcp wpa-driver wext wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
This works so far, at least using WEP. I've not yet had the
opportunity to try it on an open access point or with WPA. The only
problem I still want to address is that wpa_supplicant doesn't get
killed upon removing the wireless card, but that's not a big deal.
Thanks again for your very helpful web page.