KNetworkManager supports LEAP ? Yes/No/How ?

Asked by marcelol on 2007-05-11

I've looked endlessly in the docs ( what little of them there are ), and I'm hoping some brave soul has attempted this, and gotten it to work.

I need to have KNetworkManager work in an environment that support LEAP/WPA when the SSID is NOT broadcast ( i.e. I'd be configuring it manually ).

I'm using ndiswrapper with a config created from the .INF/.SYS from Dell drivers for Truemobile 1300 mini-PCI card, as I blacklisted bcm43xx.

I can get KNetworkManager to see a different AP that does broadcast it's SSID, and configured that fine. Now I need to be able to configure for the other AP ( different network ) that does NOT broadcast it's SSID, and uses WPA/LEAP.

LEAP isn't in the EAP drop down, but I was wondering if someone had been able to get this to work at all.

OR - AS AN to go about reconfiguring my network interfaces to use ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant/kwlan/wpa gui.

If I disable ( actually, uninstall ) KNetworkManager, and install the other packages ( wpa_supplicant, etc. ), I'm unable to get wpa_supplicant to run with the ndiswrapper config using the imported dell firmware.

Any ideas ?

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Thanks for your question, first of all I want to know if thie SSID you want to use it is hiden. If it is you only do a new connection and in the SSID space you can insert the SSID nome. Hiden network must configure manually all time. If the SSID in not hiden you can confiugre the connection in /etc/network/intefaces, but this probably block the possibility to switch to other SSID.

Let me know thanks

marcelol (marcelol240) said : #2

Yes. Yes it is hidden. Ok, I understand having to create entries in wpa_supplicant.conf ( which makes sense ).

My issue is that whenever I've tried switching to wpa_supplicant ( and removed KNetworkManager ), and kwlan ( or wpa_gui ), trying to get wpa_supplicant to create a config based on the ndiswrapper ? Whenever I try to run wpa_supplicant it gives different sets of errors every time.

 I suppose I'll have to hook up to the hardwire, make the switch, capture a log of what the errors are, and post them here. ( Unless someone else has run into this before, and they have a work around ).

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #3

You can directly configure your SSID network using KNM. You select "configure new connection" and than you insert your data. Way you want to use the wpa_supplicant ??? You don't want to insert all time the date require ??? Thanks

marcelol (marcelol240) said : #4


I'd like to continue using KNM, however, it presently doesn't support LEAP ( despite the fact that the windows driver that ndiswrapper is using does support it ).

I haven't had a problem with KNM yet, other than support for LEAP. Unless there's a newer version out there somewhere that supports it.


Best Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #5

Ok, you want to configure your wi-fi with leap support using wpa_supplicant.conf file. Rigt ??? But I want to know if you have read this:


marcelol (marcelol240) said : #6


The link you posted points to a post about Panda Antivirus. Did you possibly post the wrong thread # ?