wpa_supplicant in ad-hoc mode, using wpa on a Linux 3 kernel

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Apr 14 10:59:47 PDT 2012

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:19:43AM +0200, Kees-Jan Hermans wrote:
> Is it at all possible ? iwconfig and kismet confirm that I keep sending
> in plaintext mode, even when I set a 'psk' in the wpa_supplicant config.

This depends on the driver.. With some, WPA-None may work, with other,
it doesn't. That said, I would not recommend using WPA-None
(key_mgmt=WPA-NONE) at all. If you really need to use IBSS and need
security, using proper RSN (proto=RSN, key_mgmt=WPA-PSK, pairwise=CCMP)
would be more robust mechanism. Though, the same problem of this not
working with many drivers is still there.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

More information about the Hostap mailing list