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Old 11-13-2008, 04:45 AM   #1
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Cannot connect to ad-hoc WiFi

I'm trying to set-up wireless network between my Gentoo PC and Windows XP laptop

I've succeeded to install drivers, start wlan0 NIC, iwlist wlan0 scanning shows surrounding networks. Gentoo PC is set to be ad-hoc master, my laptop able to find it's network but cannot connect to it.
I tried to use both static and DHCP ip addresses but neither worked.

Im using the following:

Drivers taken from b43-fwcutter

# lspci -vnn
01:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:100f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fddfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
A piece of /etc/conf.d/net describing my wlan0:

modules=( "iwconfig" )

key_FALCON1="[1] s:************* key [1] enc open"
preferred_aps=( "FALCON1" )



config_wlan0=(" netmask brd")

# Set the ESSID of the interface
# In managed mode, this forces the interface to try and connect to the
# specified ESSID and nothing else

# We use channel 3 if you don't specify one
Any ideas?
Old 12-02-2008, 03:26 AM   #2
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What wireless hardware are you using to connect the two computers together with this ad hoc WiFi?
Broadcom Corporation BCM4318
is on the Linux PC? What about the Windows XP laptop?
Old 05-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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This is on Linux PC.
On my Windows XP laptop I have Atheros 5006X


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