how to fix the P2P GO ssid at random

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Feb 17 08:13:25 PST 2012

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:24:47PM +0800, ??? wrote:
>        I read the P2P Specification, And the P2P GO ssid must start with "DIRECT-" followed by two characters , So the ssid "MY-P2P-GO"  is not a valid P2P SSID . But I find the Intel's Wi-Fi Direct implementation---My wifi can fix the P2P GO ssid which don't start with "DIRECT-" followed by two characters . So I want to know if it is necessary to fix the ssid starting with "DIRECT-", and if I want to fix the ssid at my own choice definitely, is there a way.?

If you want to be compliant with the P2P specification, you'll start the
SSID with "DIRECT-" and two random characters. That's the only prefix
that wpa_supplicant supports. Use of non-compliant SSID prefix can
result in number of issues in P2P discovery.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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