Network Manager with madwifi drivers

Brian Anderson bikehead at
Thu Mar 9 19:14:14 UTC 2006

I use madwifi-ng from CVS.  I have to say that when I downgraded to 
NetworkManager-0.5.1-8 they have always worked, but never for later NM.  
I have only now had success with later NM versions after removing the patch.

Dan Williams wrote:

>On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 06:13 -0800, Brian Anderson wrote:
>>As documented in bug 180369, NetworkManager stopped connecting my 
>>madwifi wireless card after the change from NetworkManager-0.5.1-8 to 
>>NetworkManager-0.5.1-10. I use the CVS versions of the madwifi drivers.  
>>I use WEP for authorization.
>>Today I downloaded the SRPM for NetworkManager-0.6.0-2 and removed the 
>>special-case-madwifi.patch and built the binary.  This version of NM can 
>>connect to my madwifi card.  The patch is trying to work around a WPA 
>>problem in the madwifi drivers.  My question is has the fix for WPA 
>>broken WEP?
>Are you using madwifi drivers, of the madwifi-ng drivers?
>wpa_supplicant must be compiled for one or the other, and right now its
>compiled for madwifi-ng.  So if you're not using madwifi-ng, NM +
>wpa_supplicant won't work for your card.
>In general though, madwifi-ng has been _very_ touchy, with every other
>revision of the drivers being pretty much useless.  Not sure about the
>older madwifi drivers though.

.   __o    Brian "la lumaca"
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