[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#387851: still a problem July 2007

Henk Koster H.A.J.Koster at xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 18 10:31:58 UTC 2007

As the OP seems to have lost interest, let me report that the problem still 
persists on my system (with an Atheros AR5424 chip) running up-to-date Sid 
with madwifi-source package 1:0.9.3-3 compiled for the 2.6.21-2-686 kernel.
The problem does not only exist with my Linksys WAG200G AP at home, but also 
with various HotSpots on the road.

I have now given up on network-manager (removed it) and am using 
wpa_supplicant in roaming mode, which connects flawlessly and automatically 
to my WPA-PSK secured LAN at home, a WEP-protected LAN at a friend's house, 
or any  unsecured HotSpot network on the road, whichever available.

Remarkably, roaming mode of wpa_supplicant seems to be a well-kept secret, as 
it is never mentioned in any of the Debian (or Debian-related) forums...

Henk Koster
"Behavioral axioms are right, but agents make mistakes."
Attributed to L.J. Savage

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