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1.216. wpa_supplicant

1.216.1. RHBA-2010:0235: bug fix and enhancement update

Updated wpa_supplicant packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available.
wpa_supplicant is a WPA Supplicant for Linux, BSD and Windows with support for WPA and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i / RSN). Supplicant is the IEEE 802.1X/WPA component that is used in the client stations. It implements key negotiation with a WPA Authenticator and it controls the roaming and IEEE 802.11 authentication/association of the wlan driver.
* the wpa-supplicant package would enter a loop when used with Intel Wifi Link 3945, 4965, 5000-series and 6000-series devices. This resulted in those devices not being able to reconnect to the wireless access point successfully. A number of changes were made to the wpa_supplicant package to ensure that the disconnection happens cleanly, and the effected devices can now reconnect successfully. (BZ#506230)
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated wpa_supplicant package, which resolves this issue.

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