Re: Can't connect to ad hoc networks? Specificaly from an android
I can tether my Android phone using Android's built-in tethering facility, which I believe makes itself out to be a regular "infrastructure" AP instead of an ad-hoc one.
Why not just use the regular Android tethering facility rather than downloading extra apps to do the same thing (not as well)?
Ubuntu can create ad-hoc networks so it definitely can connect to them too. However not all wifi cards can connect to ad-hoc, this may be your problem.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.