IBSS-adhoc interoperability is good!
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Jan 2 17:51:48 EST 2002
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 05:18:18PM +1030, Greg Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 2 January 2002 at 16:51:58 +1100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > We setup a small wireless network here using IBSS-Adhoc mode with some very
> > different machines.
> > 1. 486 with Orinoco Silver through ISA-PCMCIA bridge (wvlan_cs)
> > 2. Windows 98 Laptop with Orinoco Silver
> > 3. Linux Laptop with Netgear MA401 (orinoco_cs)
> > 4. Titanium Powerbook with Airport Card
> > And it all works fine. I must say, the Powerbook wins hands down for
> > configuration. It autodetected the ESSID and pulled a DHCP address without
> > blinking.
> > And to all those naysayers saying it couldn't be done with the Powerbook,
> > you were wrong.
> Hmm. I haven't been able to connect Linux and FreeBSD with ad-hoc
> mode. Have you had any luck there?
Chances are that one end is using demo ad-hoc mode and the other is
using IBSS mode, because of different defaults in the drivers.
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