You want to run in "ad-hoc" mode. To do this, you need to do the following:
1) Make sure that the SSIDs are the same. In ad-hoc mode you cannot run with a
null SSID. You can set the SSID with a module parameter, but the best way to do
it is using the /proc/aironet/ethX/SSID with the following: echo myssid >
2) Put your card in ad-hoc mode and set the node name using: echo 0 mynodename
> /proc/aironet/ethX/Config. I haven't played around with it enough to know
wether or not it matters if the nodename is unique let alone set.....