Single (hostap) node on an ad-hoc network never receives ARP requests

Flavio Grossi flaviogrossi at
Fri Jul 23 08:16:06 EDT 2010

> Maybe the ARP goes to a different interface on K.
> So try to tcpdump all packages on all interfaces or use wireshark on all 
> interfaces. 

it only has a single interface, the wlan link. However i tried listening on all 
interfaces, but still can't see any packet.

I also tried cheating to get udp broadcast: I manually set a correspondence 
between a fake ip address and the broadcast MAC address with

$ arp -s ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

and tried communicating with that ip, but no luck.

many thanks for your answer.


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