Re: iwl3945 / NM / ad-hoc network

on Mon Jul 28 2008, Dan Williams <> wrote:

> On Sun, 2008-07-27 at 19:27 -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been unable to set up an ad-hoc network with iwl3945 and
>> NetworkManager; the log file suspiciously shows a warning about setting
>> a blank ESSID, but I can't tell if that's really the problem or not.
>> Google has shown me lots of logs with a similar error.
>> Can anyone help?
> You need some fixes to wpa_supplicant and the kernel wireless stack,
> which you should probably poke your distro about shipping.  The required
> kernel patches are in 2.6.26 already and are pretty easy for your distro
> to backport.  The patches are:
> wpa_supplicant:
> [PATCH] wpa_supplicant: give adhoc associations a bit more time
> [PATCH v2] wext: handle mode switches correctly for mac80211
> kernel (wireless-testing.git):
> 872ba53395b2a8be08c3ea2d39e225e5b4a8cb40 mac80211: decrease IBSS creation latency
> 507b06d0622480f8026d49a94f86068bb0fd6ed6 mac80211: send association event on IBSS create

Done, and thank you!


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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