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Wpa_supplicant in /etc/network/interfaces and Karmic Koala 9.10

Most of you know that Karmic Koala 9.10 released on the 29th October.  I noticed during my test run with Alpha’s and Beta’s of Karmic that my use of wpa_supplicant as described in this article didn’t work any more.

The lines in /etc/network/interfaces have changed from:

wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
wpa-driver wext

to:

pre-up wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
post-down killall -q wpa_supplicant

Also if you where using :

wpa_supplicant -Dndiswrapper -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B

then this now has to be changed to:

wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B

Or you will get a “Unsupported driver ndiswrapper” error.  I’m sure I will come across more that doesn’t work I will post the solutions as I find them.

Do you have a problem that you can’t seem to get fixed send me an e-mail or leave a comment here I will try to help you find a solution.

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