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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working! 12Wireless isn't straightforward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
13</abstract> 13</abstract>
14 14
15<version>8.0</version> 15<version>8.0</version>
16<date>2007-03-20</date> 16<date>2007-05-07</date>
17 17
18<section> 18<section>
19<title>Introduction</title> 19<title>Introduction</title>
20<body> 20<body>
21 21
27 27
28<p> 28<p>
29<c>wpa_supplicant</c> is the best choice, but it does not support all drivers. 29<c>wpa_supplicant</c> is the best choice, but it does not support all drivers.
30For a list of supported drivers, <uri 30For a list of supported drivers, <uri
31link="http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant">read the wpa_supplicant 31link="http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant">read the wpa_supplicant
32site</uri>. Also, <c>wpa_supplicant</c> can currently only connect to SSID's 32site</uri>. Also, <c>wpa_supplicant</c> can currently only connect to SSIDs
33that you have configured for. 33that you have configured.
34</p> 34</p>
35 35
36<p> 36<p>
37<c>wireless-tools</c> supports nearly all cards and drivers, but it cannot 37<c>wireless-tools</c> supports nearly all cards and drivers, but it cannot
38connect to WPA only Access Points. 38connect to WPA only Access Points.
39</p> 39</p>
40 40
41<warn> 41<warn>
42The <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> driver is not supported by baselayout at this 42The <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> driver is not supported by baselayout at this time.
43time. This is because <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> have their own setup and 43This is because <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> have its own setup and configuration which
44configuration which is completely different to everyone else's. The 44is completely different to everyone else's. The <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> developers
45<c>linux-wlan-ng</c> developers are rumoured to be changing their setup over to 45are rumoured to be changing their setup over to <c>wireless-tools</c>, so when
46<c>wireless-tools</c> - when this happens you may use <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> 46this happens you may use <c>linux-wlan-ng</c> with baselayout.
47with baselayout.
48</warn> 47</warn>
49 48
50</body> 49</body>
51</section> 50</section>
52<section> 51<section>
53<title>WPA Supplicant</title> 52<title>WPA Supplicant</title>
54<body> 53<body>
55 54
56<p> 55<p>
57<uri link="http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant">WPA Supplicant</uri> is a 56<uri link="http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant">WPA Supplicant</uri> is a
58package that allows you to connect to WPA enabled access points. It's setup is 57package that allows you to connect to WPA enabled access points. Its setup is
59fairly fluid as it is still in beta - however it works fine for the most part. 58fairly fluid as it is still in beta - however it works fine for the most part.
60</p> 59</p>
61 60
62<pre caption="Install wpa_supplicant"> 61<pre caption="Install wpa_supplicant">
63# <i>emerge net-wireless/wpa_supplicant</i> 62# <i>emerge net-wireless/wpa_supplicant</i>

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