IBSS Association and authentication timeout

Anders Nilsson Plymoth lanilsson
Wed Mar 28 04:58:03 PDT 2012


Yes, that would work on a regular linux host. Are you saying
wpa_supplicant can NOT join open ibss networks?


On 28 mar 2012, at 00:22, Nicolas Cavallari <Nicolas.Cavallari at lri.fr> wrote:

> On 27/03/2012 23:46, Anders Nilsson Plymoth wrote:
>> Is the problem in wpa_supplicant, the driver or both?
> You don't need wpa_supplicant to join a open IBSS network,
> you can just get it to work with
> ip link set $iface down
> iw dev $iface set type ibss
> ip link set $iface up
> iw dev $iface ibss join "mah network" freq
> or alternatively, with iwconfig:
> ifconfig $iface down
> iwconfig $iface mode ad-hoc essid "mah network"
> ifconfig $iface up
> If this does not work, it's the driver's fault.

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