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Linux ad hoc network wpa_supplicant frequency

One of the terms I've seen defined in the wpa_supplicant for Linux devices using an ad hoc network is "frequency=2412", and I have to admit its function is obvious, but I was wondering if anyone could ...
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Where is wpa_supplicant started and how do you change config file (on Debian)?

I am working with Debian. I know that wpa_supplicant is being started during boot. Where is it being started from? Also, I want to change the config file that wpa_supplicant is using. I know it's ...
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wpa_supplicant passphrase, can it be normal password?

I have a basic question which has been bugging me for quite some time. I will update my router to WPA2 soon (about time) but I also want to learn to use wpa_supplicant in case I need it. I found out ...
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Where can I find a full list of wpa-* options for the interfaces file?

I'm looking for an exhaustive list of wpa-* options that can be used in the /etc/network/interfaces file. The Debian wiki has a how-to-use page here: https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse, which ...
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While using ad-hoc networking, how to I force nodes to use the same cell IDs (bssid)?

I have Debian/Ubuntu hosts that I connect via an ad-hoc network with the following settings: board:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 10.0.0.2 ...
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Connecting to a WPA network in Linux with a USB dongle

I'm trying to connect my computer to a wireless network in Linux Mint. I used the Windows Wireless Driver program to load the Windows XP drivers for my USB dongle, a Cisco / Linksys AE1200. After that ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, ...
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wpa_supplicant : Blacklist wireless networks by BSSID

I am currently using wpa_supplicant to connect to my wireless network. The wireless network is extended with at least 30 different access points having the same SSID, and it takes a lot of time to ...
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Error: “failed to connect to wpa_supplicant - wpa_ctrl_open no such file or directory” using netcfg with wpa_supplicant

I'm trying to set up netcfg so that I can finish installing Arch Linux (using the instructions from the Beginners' Guide and netcfg) and I passed over what was meant to be a short step. Open ...
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wpa_supplicant for dual WLAN

I've got wlan0 and wlan1. Each interface should connect to a different SSID. I would like to use wpa_supplicant for both. I can put the two networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, but how do I tell ...
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How should I troubleshoot a problematic wireless connection on Linux?

I recently purchased a netgear 150 usb wireless dongle for use with my 11.10 Xubuntu amd64 system. Using the network-manager interface, I can see local wireless networks and enter the authentication ...
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How to connect to a WiFi from command line under Ubuntu without .conf file?

I can connect to my WiFi out of the shell by doing: nano wireless-wpa.conf typing: ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant network={ ssid="my_router_id" scan_ssid=1 key_mgmt=WPA-PSK ...
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Addressing a host from both internal and external networks

I have a fairly standard home network set-up with a router and a couple machines on the internal network (with private IP addresses 10.0.0.x). One of these machines is running my subversion server, ...
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Wpa supplicant suddenly stopped working

Recently my wireless stopped working on my Debian testing system. It just doesn't connect. The best I get (only after a reboot) is that it says it did connect, but failed to get IP address. But ...