create an ad-hoc network using wireless adapter (NANOPI NEO)

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TRYING TO create an ad-hoc network using wireless adapter( lb-link model: wn155a) on NANOPI NEO  (Linux nanopim1 3.4.113-sun8i #28 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 2 02:01:28 CET 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux).


we used this link https://citricks.net/create-access-point-linux/ 




running iwconfig looks like:

lo        no wireless extensions.

tunl0     no wireless extensions.

ra0       Ralink STA  ESSID:"11n-AP"  Nickname:"MT7601STA"
          Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality=10/100  Signal level:0 dBm  Noise level:0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

running ifconfig looks like :

eth0 .....(not important)

lo ... (not important)

ra0       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 0c:8c:24:b7:d7:dc
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:17365 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:156 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3718930 (3.5 MiB)  TX bytes:16224 (15.8 KiB)


Can I use the steps of creating an Access Point to create an ad-hoc mode network? or I am in the wrong way?

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4 hours ago, Ali-leb said:

or I am in the wrong way?

1. You are using one if not the cheapest USB wireless key

2. You will have much bigger chances of success by using a modern kernel which also have a better driver


It is possible that you need to have a special hostapd for this wifi chip ... try armbian-config way of setting AP.

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