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authorAsbjørn Sloth Tønnesen <hostap@asbjorn.st>2018-12-27 00:16:44 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2018-12-27 14:03:46 (GMT)
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wpa_supplicant: Document nl80211 driver in the man page
Signed-off-by: Asbjørn Sloth Tønnesen <hostap@asbjorn.st>
Diffstat (limited to 'wpa_supplicant')
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml26
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml b/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml
index eeb9c07..ed3de48 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml
@@ -246,9 +246,18 @@
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
+ <term>nl80211</term>
+ <listitem>
+ <para>Uses the modern Linux nl80211/cfg80211 netlink-based
+ interface (most new drivers).</para>
+ </listitem>
+ </varlistentry>
+
+ <varlistentry>
<term>wext</term>
<listitem>
- <para>Linux wireless extensions (generic).</para>
+ <para>Uses the legacy Linux wireless extensions ioctl-based
+ interface (older hardware/drivers).</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
@@ -538,10 +547,14 @@ wpa_supplicant \
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
- <para>Linux kernel 2.4.x or 2.6.x with Linux Wireless
- Extensions v15 or newer</para>
+ <para>Linux kernel 2.6.30 or higher with
+ nl80211/cfg80211 support</para>
</listitem>
+ <listitem>
+ <para>Linux kernel 2.4.x or higher with Linux Wireless
+ Extensions v15 or newer</para>
+ </listitem>
<listitem>
<para>FreeBSD 6-CURRENT</para>
@@ -558,6 +571,13 @@ wpa_supplicant \
<title>Supported Drivers</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
+ <term>Linux nl80211/cfg80211</term>
+ <listitem>
+ <para>This is the preferred driver for Linux.</para>
+ </listitem>
+ </varlistentry>
+
+ <varlistentry>
<term>Linux wireless extensions</term>
<listitem>
<para>In theory, any driver that supports Linux wireless