wpa_supplicant, ath5k, nl82011: doesn't switch to IBSS mode

Holger Schurig holgerschurig at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 05:18:45 EST 2009


I hope this is not a dump question: but it looks like that 
wpa_supplicant hostap_0_7_0-14-g8e2c104 doesn't do what I want.

Somehow the device is always in station mode. Even when I switch 
it manually to IBSS mode (which I suppose shouldn't be 
necessary), it end's up in station mode again.

I took the adhoc.conf directly from the example out of 
wpa_supplicant.conf.

My kernel is wireless-testing 2.6.32-rc8-wl,  
v2.6.32-rc8-44398-ge7ec068, and the WLAN card is ath5k.



# ifconfig wlan0 down
# iw wlan0 set type ibss
# iw wlan0 info
Interface wlan0
        ifindex 4
        type IBSS
# cat adhoc.conf
# IBSS/ad-hoc network with WPA-None/TKIP.
network={
        ssid="test adhoc"
        mode=1
        frequency=2412
        proto=WPA
        key_mgmt=WPA-NONE
        pairwise=NONE
        group=TKIP
        psk="secret passphrase"
}
# wpa_supplicant -D nl80211 -i wlan0 -c adhoc.conf

And now, while wpa_supplicant is running:

# iw wlan0 info
Interface wlan0
        ifindex 4
        type managed


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