Problem in Ad-Hoc mode WPA-NONE security... need help.

Dan Williams dcbw
Thu Jan 10 08:08:49 PST 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 11:29 +0530, Raghavendra. S wrote:
> Hi All,
>  I applied back ported ad-hoc mode patch to wpa supplicant-0.5.9. It
> is working fine for when I tested without security. Also ping works.
> But when I tried testing with security(WPA-NONE) using below config
> file on both  of the devices it is getting associated but ping is not
> working.

Run /sbin/iwconfig on each machine.  Do they have the same "Access

Can you try doing ad-hoc mode with WEP and see if that works?  If not,
can you try configuring both machines with /sbin/iwconfig manually and
see if that works?  Basically, narrow down the issue to whether or not
it's a wpa_supplicant, driver, or random wireless problem.


> My config file has following entries. I am using same config file on
> two devices.
> # cat /tmp/wpa_supplicant.conf.tmp
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> ap_scan=2
> network={
>                 mode=1
>                 ssid="testboard"
>                 frequency=2412
>                 key_mgmt=WPA-NONE
>                 proto=WPA
>                 pairwise=NONE
>                 group=TKIP
>                 psk="raghu123456"
> }
> I enabled wpa_supplicant-0.6.1 on Laptop, with above config file.
> Then I enabled backported wpa_supplicant-0.5.9 with same/above config file.
> Is this set up correct? or I am doing something wrong?

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