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I'm curious what software (package, utility in bin's) handle interface parameters in /etc/network/interfaces and decides to connect to the specified wireless net.

I use wifi usb stick dlink DWL-110 attached to wlan0 with ndiswrapper driver.

Sometimes wlan0 sees my wifi net - iwlist wlan0 scan shows it, but does not connect to it - iwconfig shows AP Not-Associated, until I replug the stick.

Neither reinserting module with ndiswrapper, not ifdown/ifup or restarting networking helps.

That is why I need to know what OS entity handles connection/reconnection to wireless net.

EDIT: shame on me, I use wireless-tool package with wep encryption

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closed as too localized by jrg Dec 28 '12 at 17:04

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As far as I remember it's wpa-supplicant. –  soulsource Mar 26 '12 at 10:36
I don't use wpa-supplicant –  zuba Mar 26 '12 at 11:01
wpa-supplicant is also used for WEP –  hbdgaf Mar 26 '12 at 12:48
Ok, I'll try it.Thanks. But if I don't use it what software handles (re-)connects? wireless-tools are jusr plain scripts to pass wireless params to iwconfig. –  zuba Mar 26 '12 at 13:58
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  RolandiXor Dec 28 '12 at 15:26

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