7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2016 2:26 PM by PabloM_Intel

    How to force wpa_supplicant to create Ad-Hoc network with specific BSSID/cell-id?

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      Currently, wpa_supplicant on Edison ignores the bssid parameter defined within the wpa_supplicant.conf when creating an ad-hoc network. My wpa_supplicant file is as below:

       

      ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
      ctrl_interface_group=0
      config_methods=virtual_push_button virtual_display push_button keypad
      update_config=1
      fast_reauth=1
      device_name=Edison
      manufacturer=Intel
      model_name=Edison
      
      ap_scan=1
      
      network={
        ssid="mesh"
        mode=1
        scan_ssid=1
        frequency=2412
        key_mgmt=NONE
        auth_alg=OPEN
        wep_key0="akakakakakaka"
        wep_tx_keyidx=0
        bssid=DE:AD:BE:EF:00:00
      }
      
      
      
      

       

      On creation of ad-hoc network, a random cell-id is used instead.

      wpa_supplicant -v is

      wpa_supplicant v2.1-devel

      Copyright (c) 2003-2013, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors

      Kernel is 3.10.17-yocto-standard

      What should I do?