Wifi status?

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed May 20 05:19:51 CEST 2009

> In my experience latest kernels have problems, I hope these will be
> fixed as planned for the stable kernel release.
> About WPA I use wpa2/enterprise network at university without problem.
> I think the big issue is that connman,wifi radar/mofi and all other
> tools does not support advanced wpa modes and that the
> /etc/network/interfaces approach is broken/incomplete (no udev ifup
> trigger and no wpa roaming).

Don't know about other distributions, but under Debian, using the
linux-image-2.6.28-gta02 image, my wifi works just fine, with the
following setup in /etc/network/interfaces:

   allow-hotplug eth0
   iface eth0 inet manual
           # "GetResourceState" waits until the interface is really up.
           pre-up mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy WiFi enabled; mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.GetResourceState WiFi || true
           post-down mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy WiFi disabled
           wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
   # This is the interface used by wpa-roam for network blocks that have
   # no "id_str".
   iface default inet dhcp
           hostname neo

As you can see, it's using wpa-roam just fine and it gets enabled
automatically via "allow-hotplug eth0".


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