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Subject[PATCH] mac80211_hwsim: suggest nl80211 instead of wext driver in documentation
For mac80211_hwsim interfaces, suggest to use wpa_supplicant with the more
modern, netlink based driver instead of wext.

Signed-off-by: Linus Lüssing <>

Actually, I wasn't even able to make a connection with the configuration
files and information provided in

Changing -Dwext to -Dnl80211 helped and made the WPA-PSK connection with
mac80211_hwsim interfaces work for me.
Documentation/networking/mac80211_hwsim/README | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/mac80211_hwsim/README b/Documentation/networking/mac80211_hwsim/README
index 24ac91d..3566a72 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/mac80211_hwsim/README
+++ b/Documentation/networking/mac80211_hwsim/README
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ modprobe mac80211_hwsim
hostapd hostapd.conf

# Run wpa_supplicant (station) for wlan1
-wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan1 -c wpa_supplicant.conf
+wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211 -iwlan1 -c wpa_supplicant.conf

More test cases are available in hostap.git:
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