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

Antonio Quartulli ordex at autistici.org
Thu May 3 09:20:12 EDT 2012

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 08:59:47PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> 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.

Right now there are plenty driver already supporting it. What driver are you
using in this case? ath9k/ath9k_htc/ath5k/iwlwifi/... already support it.


Antonio Quartulli

..each of us alone is worth nothing..
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
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