Help with passwordless autonomous P2P-GO

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Mar 22 12:56:51 PDT 2015

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 09:45:24PM -0700, Aditya Bhave wrote:
> Im working on a project where I need to setup an autonomous P2P-GO such
> that clients can connect to it without a password. I understand from the
> IEEE spec that having security in P2P is a requirement, but for the
> purposes of experimentation, I would like to set one up without a password.
> Can anyone provide any pointers on how to implement this in 2.2? For
> version 1.0, I had a patch that worked. Essentially, I added a new CLI
> parameter ?secured? in p2p_group_add, and then in    wpas_start_wps_go() in
> p2p_supplicant.c, I changed the following lines

P2P GO needs to have WPA2-Personal enabled. If you want to use an open
network, you can start a non-P2P AP in such configuration. As such, I
would not really recommend doing what you describe here. I would not be
surprised if P2P Clients were refusing to connect to incorrectly
configured P2P GO.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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