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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:25:45 +0100
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: wpa_supplicant + dhclient on boot

Elmo Todurov wrote:
>> On 2014-11-22, at 22:45, John Spencer <> wrote:
>> Henrique Lengler wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I want my wireless connection to automatically load on boot.
>>> To mannualy set this up I first run # sv start wpa_supplicant
>>> # dhclient wlan0
>> wpa_supplicant needs a bit time to do its magic, so dhclient can only succeed after the connection is established.
> How hard would it be to extend wpa_supplicant to call a configured script (say dhclient) after connecting?

i spent a bit time to look at dhcpcd source and wpa supplicant 
documentation and came to the conclusion that it is indeed best to just 
hack the wpa_supplicant source.

the result is here:

would be nice if ppl could test if it works for them, or share 
improvement suggestions.


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