[wpa_supplicant] Ad-Hoc/IBSS with 3+ Nodes
sjb89 at drexel.edu
Sat Jul 31 16:22:14 EDT 2010
Has anyone successfully set up a WPA2-PSK Ad-Hoc network consisting of
more nodes? I have been attempting this with four nodes and can only manage
create two isolated networks, each comprised of just two nodes. My
wpa_supplicant.conf is shown below, along with my system configuration.
wpa_supplicant.conf was inspired by the one mentioned by Sean at , with
which a seven node olsr mesh was allegedly achieved .
### wpa_supplicant.conf ###
### System Configuration ###
(Identical for all systems)
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Mini-PCI Adapter
Linux kernel 184.108.40.206-147
Fedora 13 (x86)
### Launch Steps (as root) ###
service NetworkManager stop
[outstanding wpa_supplicant instances killed]
wpa_supplicant -d -i eth1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -D wext
ifconfig eth1 up
ifconfig eth1 192.168.1.xxx/24
The above launch steps are run first on node A, then B, C, and D in that
A and B have bidirectional communication - that is, A can receive messages
B and B can receive messages from A. Similarly, C and D have bidirectional
communication when they have been initialized. However, there is no path of
communication between either A or B and either C or D. While they are all
listed by iwconfig as being on the same cell, there appears to be two
networks formed with the same ssid, encryption key, and access points (I use
that term loosely because of the nature of Ad-Hoc networks).
Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this?
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