Connect to WiFi or Create An Encrypted DHCP Enabled Ad-hoc Network as Fallback
In this post I describe how I have configured my Raspberry Pi (RPi) to first attempt to connect to WiFi and if that fails, create and use an ad-hoc network as fallback (in this way I can always reach the RPi via SSH). The blog post is based on the following “How To” from the Raspberry Pi forum: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=19517&p=190855 – however, I have introduced a level of more detail and a couple of modifications in order to get faster boot time and support for multiple wireless networks (see my previous RPi blogt post suvery for details on which parts of that “How To” I think are good as well as which I think can be improved).
Is there a workaround that will allow us to connect the RPi wirelessly without inviting casual discovery of the access point?
Absolutely, and it is not a workaround, but a feature of wpa_supplicant.