Questions tagged [wpa-supplicant]

wpa_supplicant, a free software implementation of an IEEE 802.11i supplicant for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, QNX, AROS, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OS/2 (including eComStation) and Haiku.

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Simultaneous WiFi connections

I've been trying to configure my PI to connect to two networks at the same time with inconsistent results. I am using both the built in adapter and a USB adapter. The USB adapter reports as a Edimax ...
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Is it normal to have two running wpa_supplicants?

I'm trying to debug issues with wifi connectivity of my RPi 3 (it just randomly loses connection sometimes). And I noticed that ps aux | grep wpa_supplicant gives me: root 310 0.0 0.4 10708 ...
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Embedded device wpa_supplicant reconnect

We have an embedded arm device running an OS based on Debian 9, running kernel 4.14.67-1.0.6+. EDIT: As per @A.B's request, below is the driver/chipset info too for future viewers - I didn't know how ...
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Trigger a script on WiFi connect-disconnect event in raspberry Pi

I am a newbie with Raspberry Pi. I am having one Pi3 and one Pi Zero. Pi3 is acting as a router and my PiZero is connected with it. I want to trigger a script on connect-disconnect event. I have ...
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Is there a command line tool that could connect to wifi and takes ssid and pass as arguments? [duplicate]

Currently I am using nmtui for selecting a spot. I would like to connect to a wifi spot from command line. I expect there might be a tool that would work this way connec2wifi -s somessid -p **** ...
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openconnect doesn't work after suspend, I have to reboot to get it to work again

I have the following situation: I am connected to a VPN via openconnect. I disconnect (for example because I suspend my computer), and then when I try to reconnect, openconnect gives me the following....
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How to enable MD5 certificates in wpa_supplicant with OpenSSL 1.1?

Since I upgraded to Debian 10 I am unable to connect to eduroam. As it turns out my employer decided to use EAP-TLS with client certificates signed using the MD5 hash function. From what I can find ...
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Manually set wpa_supplicant driver?

I'm using a RaspberryPi 4 (4GB) and I was able to set up /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with all needed certificates properly, to authenticate at our companys wifi: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/...
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802.1x wired authentication failed

I have this problem: I live in a university dorm room with an ethernet port because the campus wifi doesn't reach. So, together with the network administrator that was on board with this, I used an ...
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Fedora 31 drops wifi connection after some time

I'm using Fedora 31 on my Notebook. Everything works well, except for Fedora dropping the wifi connection after a while, making it necessary to reconnect to the network. Every few minutes after ...
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Getting bash: wpa_supplicant: command not found

I am trying to connect to my school's wifi on a fresh install of Debian 10. I have no GUI and no internet at the moment, so just going through command line. I have set up my /etc/wpa_supplicant.config ...
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Arch Linux: Wi-Fi Not Automatically Starting On Boot

I have recently installed Arch Linux on my laptop. I have setup the Wi-Fi without problem using wpa_supplicant, however it does not automatically start this on boot, and every time my system boots up, ...
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How can I tell whether a given linux distro's wifi is managed via NetworkManager vs wpa_supplicant?

It seems like different distros use either wpa_supplicant or NetworkManager to handle their wifi connections. It also appears to be the case that these are mutually exclusive and aren't meant to be ...
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How to install wpasupplicant, when there is package libnl-genl-3-200 & libnl-route-3-200 not installed?

Note: I do not have network manager install. To install it, I require wpasupplicant. This means I have to use my mobile phone to download necessary packages, and transfer it via pendrive using OTG. ...
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Wifi disconnects instantly

Hi I installed qubes on the x220 I bought on Ebay. Now I got the problem that wifi is not connecting. Qubes uses the sys-net VM to for internet connection based on fedora 29. It uses networkmanager ...
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Scanning and connecting to wifi using Qt and wpa_supplicant.conf

I am writing a Qt based application on a ARM linux device. I want to be able to create wifi functionality in the most efficient way. Currently I am using QProcess to run a script that modifies the ...
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Getting WPA_Supplicant to work on boot in Debian 10

I have just created a fresh install of Debian 10. I have disabled network-manager, since I find it extremely annoying, opting for wpa_supplicant (non-mobile wireless desktop). In order to get this to ...
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Linux boot freezes at WPA supplicant

When booting my laptop, which is running Fedora 30 on kernal 5.2.7, it freezes when it gets to WPA supplicant saying: [ OK ] Started WPA supplicant But doesn't proceed any further. If anyone ...
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How to avoid extra routes from Network Manager?

On my home wireless network, network-manager adds extra routes compared to wpa_supplicant, which causes IPv6 hosts on the local network to be unreachable. Route table is shown below, note that network-...
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Get the ssid of the currently connected wifi network by wpa_supplicant

I'm using wpa_supplicant to connect to my wifi network. Since I'm using dwm, I want to show the ssid of the connected network in the panel. Is there a way to get the ssid of the connected network in ...
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Getting Debian style wpa_supplicant in Buildroot

Currently it seems like the Buildroot package for wpa_supplicant does not include the Roaming Mode functionality that is available in the Debian package. How would I manually include this in my ...
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wpa-roam documentation

I am trying to find documentation on the wpa-roam command that can be used in the /etc/network/interfaces file to invoke wpa_supplicant and wpa_cli in Debian. I have searched all over the internet ...
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wpa_supplicant fails to connect to peap network with reason 15

I can't log into my university network. Configuration: network { scan_ssid=1 ssid="apname" key_mgmt=WPA_EAP eap=PEAP ca_cert="/path/to/correct_and_verified_cert.pem" ...
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wpa_supplicant: try connecting to wifi without password

when using wpa_supplicant and trying to connect to a wifi having a proper password the common approach would look somehow like that add_network set_network 0 ssid "myssid" set_network 0 psk "...
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wpa_supplicant: How to switch between different networks without disabling all others

I'd like to know if it's possible -- I hope and guess it is -- to switch between different networks in wpa_cli without using select_network, as this disables all other networks. Thing is, say I have ...
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systemd-networkd - wifi fails to connect sometimes [closed]

Problem Statement I have an embedded Linux system which uses systemd-networkd for network management. Roughly half the time, the device can connect to a Wifi AP and obtain an IPv4 address via DHCP ...
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wpa_supplicant returns “Could not read SSID from driver”

I'm invoking wpa_supplicant with -D nl80211 -i wlp3s0 when I do, immediately I get wlp3s0: Could not read SSID from driver When I use wpa_cli and issue a scan I get <4>Could not read SSID ...
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Starting wpa_supplicant via script in systemd not working properly

I've written a script to manually start the wpa_supplicant function on a Fedora/Centos7 machine with a wireless NIC. Due to static routing issues, I cannot use NetworkManager (nor do I want do with ...
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Debug log for WiFi processing

I am trying to integrate WPA2 into open network in AP side, and I managed through quite good so far, I am now able to encrypt and decrypt live traffic. However, stations are ignoring my messages, ...
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Find out if the connection to Wi-Fi was successful

I need to do some script, which find out if the connection to the Wi-Fi was successful or not. I have Wi-Fi configuration in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf. I know how to add SSID and PSK to this file and ...
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How to allow non-roots to connect to WiFi?

/etc/os-release says Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) /proc/version says Linux version 4.4.132+ (jenkins@fdc-06) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu/Linaro 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9) ) #1 SMP sudo /sbin/...
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Can't connect wpa_supplicant to wifi. SSID is not found even though it is listed in scan results

I'm using a script to add a network to my wpa_supplicant.conf and reload wpa_supplicant to connect a new network. Something like this: cat << EOF >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant....
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WIFI Hostapd router serves only several internet sites

I have built a server on Debian Stretch. It has three ethernet cards and one wifi card Gemtek WPIA-116G. When a cable is connected it works well. But without the cable, by wifi, a client computer ...
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Using and escaping wpa_cli set_network command in a bash script

One can connect to a wifi network through wpa_supplicant's command line interface, wpa_cli. wpa_cli has 2 modes of operation : interactive, and normal. In normal mode, one must pass the desired ...
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wpa_supplicant - Why BSSID is coming as 00:00:00:00:00:00 after failed Roaming attempt, Is it a Bug or expected behavious in wpa-supplicant?

[wpa_supplicant] Why BSSID is coming as 00:00:00:00:00:00 after failed Roaming attempt, Is it a Bug or expected behavious in wpa-supplicant? After triggering ROAM operation (wpa_cli ROAM ) to a ...
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Who are known Wireless Networks Stored, and how does auto connect work?

I'm trying to build a script that auto connects to a given network (providing ESSID and Passphrase) and I want to store them, so when ever it's not connected, It searches for the given network, ...
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wpa_supplicant doesn't connect using IEEE8021X

I'm working on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and I'm trying to connect to a WPA-EAP network. I managed to successfully connected using PEAP with the following configuration: network={ ssid="whatever" ...
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Skip scanning in wpa_supplicant

When we execute command wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf for connecting to AP, wpa_supplicant follows following steps: 1. wpa_supplicant requests the kernel driver to scan ...
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PEAP authentication failure using wpa_supplicant

I have an embedded Linux system, kernel 4.1.18, running wpa_supplicant v2.5, trying to connect to a PEAP network. My PC can connect fine but the Linux system cannot and I'm stuck figuring out what I'm ...
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How to check if wpa_supplicant.conf has any syntax errors?

I would like to know if there is a tool that allows me to check if I made any syntax errors in wpa_supplicant.conf(5). I am looking for a utility for wpa_supplicant(8) that would server the same ...
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chkconfig modification dosen't takes effect

I use CentOS release 6.5 (Final) and I would like that wpa_supplicant service start after network service. When I go to /etc/rc5.d and I type ls command, I can see : K84wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/...
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Network Manager doesnt find wireless network

I'm using Debian 9 Stretch, i provided my wifi ssid and pass on the installing process, and it works, but NetworkManager doesn't work properly finding another wifi. This is my /etc/NetworkManager/...
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debian - connect to wifi automatically when in range

I have a LeMaker Guitar with Lemuntu installed. My wpa_supplicant.conf file looks like this: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1 network={ ssid="MySSID" psk=...
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How do you connect directly to wifi access point without scanning? (wpa_supplicant)

How do I connect to an Access Point using its BSSID, SSID, and channel without scanning the network. I always connect to my home ADSL-wifi-modem and don't need to scan. Instead what I'm seeing is ...
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wpa_supplicant not connecting, because SSL3 is unsupported

I've a laptop running Debian GNU/Linux Unstable with Network Manager. Since an update of OpenSSL (1.1.1 I think), I can't connect to a Wi-Fi network using WPA2 Enterprise with PEAP (MSCHAPv2). In /var/...
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Multiple same SSID in wpa_supplicant.conf

There are two network settings in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf. Both of them have the same ssid but with different id_str and psk. After connecting to AP, how can I check which network configuration I am ...
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Missing wireless tools (wpa-supplicant) in fresh NixOS install

Following the NixOS Manual, I i) made a live USB drive, and ii) installed NixOS on my system. Now I'm trying to set up my wireless network, and "Wireless Networks" instructions aren't working for my ...
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Connecting to WPA2 from command line, without editing a configuration file

I am attempting to connect to a WPA2 network with a bash script. The usual approach is something along these lines: wpa_passphrase SSID PASSWORD > CONFIG_FILE wpa_supplicant -B -iwlan0 -...
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wpa_supplicant says network is disabled

When trying to connect to a network (specifically a WPA2 enterprise network for a university) with wpa_supplicant on Gentoo Linux, the network is shown as disabled when the flag is not set. My ...
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wpa_supplicant doesn't get new IP when re-associate?

I am struggling to setup my wlan so it can re-associate to another hotspot and renew its IP automatically. I have found a similar question but nobody responded. I am using Debian stretch. The first ...

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