Doubt Ad hoc mode

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Feb 3 17:11:55 PST 2007

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 09:05:24AM -0300, Salatiel Filho wrote:

> Hi , i  am trying to make a adhoc network between my linux pc and a windows pc.
> I have wpa_supplicant.conf similar to this:
>  network={
>      ssid="adhoc"
>      mode=1
>      proto=WPA
>      key_mgmt=WPA-NONE

> When my linux start , it starts automatically my eth1 wireless
> interface  [ipw3945] and start  wpa_supplicant with the correct
> parameters. If the windows machine is already ON the connection is
> established successfully. But if the windows machine is down when my
> machine starts , even after i power on the windows i do not get
> connection. I need to kill wpa_supplicant and restart it. Is there a
> way to wpa_supplicant keep trying to connect until it finds the
> windows machine ? My linux machine is a server and it is not good need
> to go there every time i reboot windows or something like it.

In WPA-NONE mode, wpa_supplicant is only configuring the key and
everything else is done by the driver. In other words, this question
should be directed to the ipw3945 maintainers.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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