Please note: This project is no longer active. The website is kept online for historic purposes only.
If you´re looking for a Linux driver for your Atheros WLAN device, you should continue here .

wpa_gui

To allow a normal user account to control the wpa_supplicant and interact with it through a frontend like wpa_gui http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/wpa_gui.html to query status, change config, trigger events, request interactive user input and the like, add the lines:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant # wpa_supplicant keep its process ID number here ctrl_interface_group=wheel # all users of the given group (ie: `wheel') can contact the WPA supplicant

to the /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf above so that it reads:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant     # wpa_supplicant keep its process ID number here
ctrl_interface_group=wheel                 # all users of the given group (ie:  `wheel') can contact the WPA supplicant

network={
ssid="My_WPA_Protected_AP_ESSID"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
proto=WPA
psk=701459761a3d17c5ddead0deafbeeffeedbadf00dc659db31e2e3d36f00a12b1
}

To use wpa_gui, you will also need to make make wpa_gui, then copy wpa_gui to /usr/local/bin. The user must be in the ctrl_interface_group.