wpa_supplicant in adhoc WPA-PSK mode

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Nov 6 04:08:57 PST 2009

On Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 03:24:18PM +0530, Ujjal Roy wrote:
> Is that possible in wpa_supplicant-0.6.9 ? I am right about my question  
> and the configuration is correct.

The network block you described (IBSS network with WPA(v1) PSK) is
invalid. There is no such mechanism. IBSS can either use WPA-None (no
4-way handshake, just fixed TKIP/CCMP keys) or RSN IBSS (proto=WPA2) and
4-way handshake.

> I have created a network in which iwconfig displays like -
>          ESSID:"UJJAL"  Nickname:""
>          Mode:Ad-Hoc  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Cell: 02:21:01:4D:70:31        
>    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=9 dBm           Retry limit:9   RTS 
> thr=2347 B   Fragment thr=2346 B           Encryption key:<too big>   
> Security mode:open
>          Power Management:off
>          Link Quality:0/100  Signal level:-98 dBm  Noise level:-98 dBm
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:110771
>          Tx excessive retries:12  Invalid misc:260   Missed beacon:0
> I want to join with this network. Is there any application, if  
> wpa_supplicant will not work, which can join to this network?

How is that network configured as far as security policy is concerned?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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