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    Default Ad hoc network not shown

    I am connected through a wireless network.

    I want to setup a different wifi network (ad hoc) to connect my mobile phone.

    I went to Knetworkmanager (systemtray icon). Add wifi, mode: ad-hoc, security wep (read somehwere that other encryption is not supported by networkmanager).

    But it does not show up. Do I need to enable a server somewhere? Or does it not work if I am connected through wifi myself?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Ad hoc network not shown

    On 12/05/2013 06:06 PM, Dorax wrote:
    >
    > I am connected through a wireless network.
    >
    > I want to setup a different wifi network (ad hoc) to connect my mobile
    > phone.
    >
    > I went to Knetworkmanager (systemtray icon). Add wifi, mode: ad-hoc,
    > security wep (read somehwere that other encryption is not supported by
    > networkmanager).


    NM uses wpa_supplicant, and can support all types of encryption. Another reason
    not to believe what you read.

    > But it does not show up. Do I need to enable a server somewhere? Or does
    > it not work if I am connected through wifi myself?


    A particular device can be set to be in "managed", "ad-hoc", or "master" mode.
    If your device uses a mac80211-based driver, then you can use utility iw to
    create a virtual interface of type ibss. You can see the setup at
    http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...tation/iw/vif/. You will not be able
    to do this with YaST, or with any connection editor.


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