I set up a broadcasting ad-hoc network on my Raspberry Pi 3, I want to connect to it from my ubuntu host.

The connection appears in my network manager but I cannot connect to the network.

The Raspberry Pi ad-hoc network connects two raspberry Pi's together beautifully.

On each of the Rpi's


auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
    address  ##( on the other Rpi)##
    wireless-channel 7
    wireless-essid mazuNet
    wireless-mode ad-hoc

On Ubuntu machine (I'm not allowed to embed images yet):

available networks

connection info

more connection info

Am I defining my static IP incorrectly?

I tried editing my /etc/network/interfaces on my Ubuntu machine to no avail.

Thank you, any direction is appreciated.


After editing my Ubuntu's interfaces file.

I believe I had set the wrong "wireless-channel" on my host machine originally.

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

auto wlp2s0
iface wlp2s0 inet static
    wireless-channel 7
    wireless-essid mazuNet
    wireless-mode ad-hoc

login with: ssh pi@ or ssh pi@ (to the other Pi)

Is there a better way to set this connection up to make switching between my ad-hoc network and regular wifi connections more quickly?

Currently I have to manually edit my interfaces file then reboot.

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