Linux based devices(intrinsyc cerf cubes) not communicating in ad hoc mode. Plz help

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Jun 18 13:16:50 PDT 2004

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 01:35:58PM -0700, Srinivas Burugupalli wrote:

> i have included the wlan0 iwconfig below.

Was this run more or less at the same time on both hosts?

> Cube A:(device 1)
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"cube" Nickname:"romeo"
> Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.462GHz Cell: 02:02:7F:E6:A5:EB

> Cube B:(device 2)
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"cube" Nickname:"juliet"
> Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.462GHz Cell: 02:02:43:DF:A5:F0

Even though the same SSID and channel is used, the devices are reporting
different BSSID. This is likely to cause major issues for data
connections.. Since you were able to see some traffic going on (unicast
only?), it might be possible that BSSID is used to filter packets only
for broadcast frames etc.

Which station firmware version are you using?

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