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mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!

Well, this is something I know a lot of Haiku users have been wanting for a very long time, and is something Haikuware has tried to support from the start (1, 2, 3)! Through rev. 42775, Michael has added the ported wpa_supplicant to Haiku, and describes that it is working on a limited set of hardware working on the hardware Michael had at his disposal to test on (ideally, it should work with all wireless adapters Haiku has a FreeBSD based driver for) - one can now join WEP/WPA/WPA2 networks on Haiku; finally!

Seems as though the dividends of Michael's long term contract with Haiku are already (he just started) paying off (as we knew they would of course :) These are preliminary commits, with inevitably much more work to come in the future to get it stable. 

Add the wpa_supplicant optional package. It should be stable and is working onthe limited set of hardware I could test it with.
By installing the wpa_supplicant one can now join WEP/WPA/WPA2 networks by either selecting them in the network prefs/network status applet or using:"ifconfig join [password]"The wpa_supplicant opens a dialog asking for more details if it can't connect with the given information.
Note that there is no way to automatically store that extra info right now, soit has to be provided on each join. The configuration can however be stored manually into the /boot/common/settings/network/wireless_networks config file.
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+3 # RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!SeanCollins 2011-09-28 09:06
Excelent !
 
 
+1 # RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!MaxOS 2011-09-28 13:19
Wonderful news:)
Do you know the list of hardware on which it was tested?
How we can help to increase the supported devices?
 
 
+1 # RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!HaikuForever 2011-09-29 05:06
Great!! A major step forward.
Thanks Michael!
 
 
0 # RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!mmlr 2011-09-29 14:09
"Is working on the limited set I could test it with" is a non-exclusive list. It merely meant that I could only test it on a limited set of hardware, not that it only works on a limited set of hardware. All wireless adapters Haiku has a FreeBSD based driver for should work just fine, I just can't verify it because I don't own all that hardware...
 
 
0 # RE: RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!cb88 2011-09-29 20:31
Do you have any idea how much work would be involved in supporting USB adapters?
 
 
0 # RE: RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!kvdman 2011-09-30 00:10
i've adjusted the article, thanks for the clarification.
 
 
0 # RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!modeenf 2011-09-30 05:15
Worked without problem on my Aspire One A110L :D. It didn't however work to connect again after closing the terminal without rebooting.. But that I can live with ;)
 
 
-1 # wpa_supplicant help wanted...Luposian 2011-10-07 12:14
I have a EeePC 1001PXD netbook and I just built the latest revisions of Haiku (GCC4) with the GCC4 version of wpa_supplicant and nothing happens. All I get is "No link" in the network thing in the deskbar and the network prefs says "no network connection found" when I select the wifi driver.

What do I need to do next to see if I can get a wifi connection going? What is this ifconfig thing?

HELP!
 
 
0 # RE: mmlr adds WPA support to Haiku!SeanCollins 2011-10-07 20:27
Did you install firmware ?
 


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