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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2011-11-13 09:13:13 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2011-11-13 09:14:44 (GMT)
commitb6c8df695cb236c66a41ac1fe954698cc4286444 (patch)
treea319881a3f880fc9709509e125bd3c2809f9ad58 /wpa_supplicant/README
parent3962b65858ae5d5226fa504d2d1b4f63e7686a95 (diff)
Remove station functionality from hostap and madwifi driver wrappers
This has been obsoleted by the more generic Linux WEXT (driver_wext.c) support. The hostap and madwifi driver wrappers can now be used only with hostapd. The old station interface remains available in releases up to 1.x. Signed-hostap: Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>
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1 files changed, 8 insertions, 31 deletions
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/README b/wpa_supplicant/README
index 9eb5636..4d02f8f 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/README
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/README
@@ -138,24 +138,6 @@ Current hardware/software requirements:
default option to start with before falling back to driver specific
- Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3 (development snapshot/v0.2.x)
- (http://hostap.epitest.fi/)
- Driver need to be set in Managed mode ('iwconfig wlan0 mode managed').
- Please note that station firmware version needs to be 1.7.0 or newer
- to work in WPA mode.
- Linuxant DriverLoader (http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/)
- with Windows NDIS driver for your wlan card supporting WPA.
- madwifi driver for cards based on Atheros chip set (ar521x)
- (http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/)
- Please note that you will need to modify the wpa_supplicant .config
- file to use the correct path for the madwifi driver root directory
- (CFLAGS += -I../madwifi/wpa line in example defconfig).
- Linux ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/) with
- Windows NDIS driver.
In theory, any driver that supports Linux wireless extensions can be
used with IEEE 802.1X (i.e., not WPA) when using ap_scan=0 option in
configuration file.
@@ -332,7 +314,7 @@ and a list of available options and additional notes.
The build time configuration can be used to select only the needed
features and limit the binary size and requirements for external
libraries. The main configuration parts are the selection of which
-driver interfaces (e.g., hostap, madwifi, ..) and which authentication
+driver interfaces (e.g., nl80211, wext, ..) and which authentication
methods (e.g., EAP-TLS, EAP-PEAP, ..) are included.
Following build time configuration options are used to control IEEE
@@ -367,17 +349,15 @@ CONFIG_PCSC=y
Following options can be added to .config to select which driver
interfaces are included.
-Following example includes all features and driver interfaces that are
-included in the wpa_supplicant package:
+Following example includes some more features and driver interfaces that
+are included in the wpa_supplicant package:
@@ -471,9 +451,6 @@ options:
-N = start describing new interface
- hostap = Host AP driver (Intersil Prism2/2.5/3) [default]
- (this can also be used with Linuxant DriverLoader)
- madwifi = MADWIFI 802.11 support (Atheros, etc.) (deprecated; use wext)
wext = Linux wireless extensions (generic)
wired = wpa_supplicant wired Ethernet driver
roboswitch = wpa_supplicant Broadcom switch driver
@@ -507,15 +484,15 @@ separated with -N argument. As an example, following command would
start wpa_supplicant for two interfaces:
wpa_supplicant \
- -c wpa1.conf -i wlan0 -D hostap -N \
- -c wpa2.conf -i ath0 -D madwifi
+ -c wpa1.conf -i wlan0 -D nl80211 -N \
+ -c wpa2.conf -i wlan1 -D wext
If the interface is added in a Linux bridge (e.g., br0), the bridge
interface needs to be configured to wpa_supplicant in addition to the
main interface:
-wpa_supplicant -cw.conf -Dmadwifi -iath0 -bbr0
+wpa_supplicant -cw.conf -Dwext -iwlan0 -bbr0
Configuration file