I am a newbie to Ubuntu, and loving it except for this AdHoc issue which has been bugging me for a month. I have found numerous posts on the issue with no real solutions, so let me be a bit more specific regarding the issue, and hopefully someone can help me out.
I have a Broadcom Driver on a Dell Inspiron and the Wifi works great. The AdHoc works on a parallel installation of Windows 7, so that should mean the card supports AdHoc. My friends laptop running 11.10 is able to connect to the network via Adhoc with no issues, hence the network is setup right. Of the many things i have tried so far, I got the ndiswrapper, tried all possible configurations (manual configuration) in network manager, even tried the wicd manager
The latest breakthrough was when I tried sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
so i tried iwconfig wlan0 and got
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=19 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off
So the Mode is forced to Managed instead of Ad-Hoc
So, where do I go from here?
The output for sudo lshw -C network is
*-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 70:f1:a1:89:e7:1a width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=brcmsmac driverversion=3.0.0-17-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.2 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 memory:f0500000-f0503fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet vendor: Atheros Communications physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: c1 serial: b8:ac:6f:65:e4:3e capacity: 100Mbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=184.108.40.206-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair resources: irq:43 memory:f0400000-f043ffff ioport:2000(size=128)