rsn in adhoc mode?

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Apr 8 23:06:30 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 07:31:31PM +0530, gtab s wrote:
> Yes WEXT is dead as far as future development is considered, since
> supplicant already has ibss_rsn.c, wondering what is its functional status,
> will rsn in ibss mode work by using wpa_supplicant or not? let it be
> cfg80211 or WEXT.
> if it will work, what are the cmds/events the driver needs to support?

It is mostly functional at this point with the couple of mac80211-based
drivers that advertise support for RSN IBSS (iwllegacy, iwlwifi, ath9k).
You'll get the best view of which commands and events are needed by
running a quick test with any of those drivers and creating an RSN IBSS
between two stations.

There were some extensions to setting the key and new events for
indicating station joining/leaving the IBSS. In addition,
NL80211_CMD_JOIN_IBSS needs to support the new NL80211_ATTR_IE to
configure the RSN IE for the IBSS.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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