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Another advantage is these parameters may be changed on the fly without restarting the driver (or Linux).
In other words, WEXT sits on top of your driver, and allows wpa_supplicant to interact with it.
To get the latest version for newer kernels, please use the firmware git tree instead.
Where that appropriate location is depends (again) on your system distribution.
In order to determine if your 7265 device is a ' D' version, you can check the dmesg output: The firmware necessary to support the devices is distributed separately under the firmware license.
Note that many distributions ship the firmware, you could install the “linux-firmware” package or similar.
All mac80211 drivers support WEs as mac80211 uses it.
The idea is to slowly start moving things onto cfg80211 and nl80211 which are not there yet and add any new features to them as well.
Installation of the firmware is simply: For general questions about Wi-Fi on Linux using Intel's devices, you can send an email to [email protected] / or the Linux wireless mailing which is common to all the vendors: [email protected]
In your case, you may certainly use WEXT, but also nl80211 (I think).