Trouble with an iPad

Joshua Smith jesmith
Sun May 23 08:02:57 PDT 2010

Yes, I did everything as simply as possible.

I've given up on getting the iPad connected as an AP.  Instead, I'm using IBSS, and it's working pretty well.


On May 23, 2010, at 10:09 AM, Jouni Malinen wrote:

> On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 02:15:10PM -0400, Joshua Smith wrote:
>> I've managed to get my MacBook Pro connected to my linux server running hostapd.  However, I cannot connect from an iPad.  I get the unhelpful message "Unable to join the network".
>> If I enable WPA-2, the iPad prompts for a password, and then gives the same message.
> Have you tested this with as simple configuration as possible? E.g.,
> start with just an open network and then add WPA2-Personal, but with
> IEEE 802.11n and WMM still disabled? Could also be easier to start with
> 2.4 GHz band first and only after that is working, move to 5 GHz.
> Unfortunately, this type of issue can be difficult to diagnose if no
> useful output is available from the client side.
> -- 
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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