Subject: Re: wpa_supplicant and linksys wrt54gl
To: Sam Leffler <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/20/2007 19:49:55
On 20 Jan 2007, at 19:26, Sam Leffler wrote:

> Rui Paulo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 20 Jan 2007, at 12:55, haad wrote:
>>> This week I bought new linksys wrt54Gl router.
>>> My laptop has ipw card.
>> Unfortunately, wpa_supplicant won't work with ipw because the ipw  
>> driver
>> doesn't work correctly with the net80211 stack.
> I circulated mods for the freebsd version that overhauled the  
> driver to
> more properly integrate w/ net80211 but got zero feedback so lost
> interest.  wpa worked but because of firmware bugs it was very  
> fragile.
>  Given the cost of minipci cards that do b/g it's really hard to get
> inspired about improving support for legacy cards like this.
> Separately we should verify that wpa_supplicant dtrt when a driver  
> isn't
> marked as WPA-capable.  I suspect it does not which is the root  
> cause of
> user confusion.

Indeed, true.

Rui Paulo