Bug 230857 - Patch is needed in order to use wpa-supplicant with d80211 stack
Patch is needed in order to use wpa-supplicant with d80211 stack
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2007-03-03 15:33 EST by Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-09 10:20:55 EDT
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Description Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2007-03-03 15:33:00 EST
Description of problem: Need a patch to work with d80211 included in kernel
2.6.21rc1


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel 2.6.21rc1
that include d80211 stack


How reproducible: All time since using a d80211 based module

  
Additional info: See hostapd review request:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230449
This may need to enable wpa_supplicant devel also but not sure 
(work in progress)

Suggested patch: (or else)
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/jbenc/ieee80211-utils/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-0.4.7_dscape-02.patch

NetworkManager may also need a patch to work with d80211 but i don't have worked
on the question!
Comment 1 Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2007-03-03 16:52:50 EST
I was testing this spec with some succes with rt2x00 (which uses d80211)
http://kwizart.free.fr/fedora/SPECS/wpa_supplicant.spec
the rt2x00-devel BR is obsolete of course...

This bug may be block by this one:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230731
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2007-04-09 10:20:55 EDT
Patches adding new drivers will not be accepted; you should be using the -Dwext
driver instead.  mac80211 has some support for wext at this time, and it's
getting better, but it's not there yet.  Effort should go into making mac80211
correctly implement WEXT.

WEXT is the standard Linux wireless API which drivers need to implement.

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