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I am an Ubuntu newbie. I have a HP DM1 laptop with Ralink RT5390 wifi card. It has the ability to connect on wifi direct with my Nexus 7 in Windows while using latest drivers located at Mediatek site. But I am unable to use wifi direct in Ubuntu. I found wpa2_supplicant supports this and installed the same, but still wifi direct is not functioning.

Can anyone help?

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You have to compile and install wpa_supplicant (see http://www.ab9il.net/linuxwireless/wpa_supplicant.html) and before compiling edit the ".config" file as in http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/p2p/howto .

Now use wpa_cli commands (see http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/OMAP_Wireless_Connectivity_NLCP_WiFi_Direct_Configuration_Scripts and http://svn.dd-wrt.com/browser/src/router/hostapd-wps/wpa_supplicant/README-P2P?rev=16495)

Hope it helps

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wpa_supplicant v1.1 and above(v2.0) supports wifi direct –  giri Jul 4 '13 at 7:57
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When will the Ubuntu NetworkManager applet support it? –  NoBugs Feb 9 at 3:30

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