so a couple of days ago i was trying to set up an adhoc connection on my
laptop to my phone to tether an internet connection when i realized that it
was all wonky.
porta-sendai ~ # iwconfig wlan0 mode Ad-Hoc Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy.
now i realize that some of you will probably say “you are probably connected
to wifi right now..”…
well, i am not.
so i came up with this work around:
## make sure wifi is down ifconfig wlan0 down ## this is to add a VAP named ath0 since my wifi is wlan0 iw dev wlan0 interface add ath0 type adhoc ## bring new VAP up ifconfig ath0 up ## now we connect to the essid of the adhoc machine iwconfig ath0 essid "xxxx" ## and we get our address dhcpcd ath0
this was a temp fix until i find what is really the issue.
here is some info on my machine:
OS: gentoo 2.6.30-gentoo-r6 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)