Query: can wpa_supplicant set up an ad-hoc network

Soh Kam Yung sohkamyung
Fri Oct 16 01:58:13 PDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Holger Schurig
<hs4233 at mail.mn-solutions.de> wrote:
>> with a Marvell wifi driver.
> Which one, a Marvell specific one or the one that is included in
> the kernel?
It's a Marvell specific one.

>> Could this be a problem with the kernel, driver
>> or wpa_supplicant?
> Yes.
> (Couldn't resist, as the question here is way too broad)

Problem resolved on my end: I forgot to disable a background network
manager related process during the wpa_supplicant test that was
killing the connection.

A general question about ad-hoc networks: wpa_supplicant does not
distinguish between joining an existing ad-hoc network and creating a
new ad-hoc network.  Is this how ad-hoc networks are handled in

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