wpa_supplicant in ad hoc mode

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Dec 24 08:18:06 PST 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 05:14:54PM +0100, Stefano Paris wrote:

> ap_scan=2
> network={
>     ssid="ibss-test"
>     mode=1
>     proto=WPA
>     key_mgmt=WPA-NONE
>     pairwise=NONE
>     group=CCMP
>     psk="ibss-test-key"
> }

> I used madwifi driver .
> When I started wpa_supplicant just 2 pc could communicate, the other one remained out, even if the cell and the key were the same of the other pcs.
> The problem seems to be the same that Ly Hong posted at Jul 14 2006 (wpa-supplicant for ad hoc network with more than 2 nodes).

This would a question to madwifi mailing list.. wpa_supplicant does not
really do more than just configure a key to the driver in WPA-None mode
and that's it.. The driver will need to take care of everything else in
this case. WPA-None mode has enough issues to make it difficult to find
someone who would be interested in actually using time to mkae it work,
though.. Adding support for IEEE 802.11i (WPA2) IBSS could be more
worthwhile target for efforts.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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