SMC 2632 (PLX) Ad-hoc mode fails

Thomas Leineweber thomas at
Tue Apr 16 01:15:44 EST 2002

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 02:52:18PM -0700, Jim Carter wrote:
> Did you set the channel explicitly for both cards?  You're right that there
> would be an order dependence, since you can't enter Ad-Hoc mode without an
> ESSID, and you can't set the channel until you are in Ad-Hoc mode.  Try
> this command line:
> iwconfig eth0 essid OM79 mode Ad-Hoc channel 3

I did not set the channel explicitly. Is it necessary?

I did a complete debug-run of the first of the two cards (The second
will come this week, I have not access all the time). You can
find it at

There are some linkstatus-events generated by the card (If I read
the sources right, the f200-events are linkstatus-events). These events
were generated on both cards. Has someone extended the function
__orinoco_ev_info in orinoco.c to show the different linkstatus

Thomas Leineweber
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