Wi-Fi* Simple Config (WSC) Linux* Reference Implementation

Published: 03/09/2012, Last Updated: 03/08/2012


Wi-Fi Simple Config (WSC) is a new method for setting up residential Wi-Fi (802.11) networks with equal emphasis on security and ease-of-use. The method is being standardized in Wi-Fi Alliance (www.wi-fi.org*). Intel Corporation is providing a Linux reference implementation, to facilitate industry development for this emerging standard. Please note this code is not tested or intended as product level code, and is provided AS IS, without Intel technical support.

Information about hardware and software requirements, supported features and scenarios, build/install/run instructions and known issues can be found in the README file.

This Reference Implementation consists of two packages under different licenses.

WSC Linux* Reference Implementation

The first package consists of Intel developed source code and is provided under a BSD license.

Download WSC Linux* Reference Implementation

See also WSC Linux* Reference Implementation

Hostapd & WPA_supplicant Modifications

The second package consists of two separate open source software components modified by Intel and distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL). Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of a Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license. When using or redistributing these files, you may do so under either license.

Hostapd & WPA_supplicant Modifications

Other Simple Config Support

As a convenience to its customers, Intel is providing the following information regarding third party WSC implementations and plug-ins for Intel’s Simple Config Reference Implementation of WSC. The linked sites are not under the control of Intel, and Intel is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any products provided from third parties. If you decide to contact any of the third parties referenced below, you do this entirely at your own risk. Intel does not endorse companies or products to which it links, and reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time.

Devicescape Simple Config information*

The following vendors may provide Near Field Communications (NFC) Hardware and Plug-in software that is intended to work with the Intel Simple Config Reference Implementation of WSC:

SAICE Corporation: http://www.saice.co.jp/index.php*

Philips Semiconductors: please send an email to taoufik.ghanname@nxp.com

If you are a provider of a WSC implementation and interested in having your company link provided here, please contact simple_config@intel.com.


Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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