wifi and wpa_supplicant

Nikolai Lifanov lifanov at mail.lifanov.com
Mon Feb 4 15:48:04 UTC 2013

On 02/04/2013 10:37 AM, CeDeROM wrote:
> Hello :-)
> I am wondering how exactly the wifi interface and wpa_supplicant is
> organized - is there any script at wlan0 interface up that starts
> wpa_supplicant for that interface? Do I have to start wpa_supplicant
> by hand any time I bring interface down and up (it looks yes for me)?
> I have ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP" set in rc.conf so I guess after/when
> interface is up both wpa_supplicant and dhclient should be started..?
> What should I make to wpa_supplicant starts automatically when I bring
> wlan0 up? I am using iwn intel wifi driver.
> Any hints appreciated :-)
> Tomek

If you want to do this automatically outside of rc.conf, take a look at

- Nikolai Lifanov

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