wpa_supplicant, ath5k, nl82011: doesn't switch to IBSS mode

Jouni Malinen j
Thu Dec 3 14:24:29 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 11:18:45AM +0100, Holger Schurig wrote:
> I hope this is not a dump question: but it looks like that 
> wpa_supplicant hostap_0_7_0-14-g8e2c104 doesn't do what I want.
> Somehow the device is always in station mode. Even when I switch 
> it manually to IBSS mode (which I suppose shouldn't be 
> necessary), it end's up in station mode again.

wpa_supplicant did not have support for using IBSS mode with nl80211
before today. The current git snapshot should be able to do this,


> # IBSS/ad-hoc network with WPA-None/TKIP.
> network={
>         ssid="test adhoc"
>         mode=1
>         frequency=2412
>         proto=WPA
>         key_mgmt=WPA-NONE
>         pairwise=NONE
>         group=TKIP
>         psk="secret passphrase"

.. that won't work. So only open or static WEP keys for now.
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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