IBSS-adhoc interoperability is good!
Martijn van Oosterhout
kleptog at svana.org
Fri Jan 4 11:30:31 EST 2002
On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 10:35:58AM +1100, David Gibson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 06:08:26PM +1100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > I'm serious. I have set in my pcmcia/wireless.opts (iirc) file I set ESSID
> > to "wireless" yet without changing any settings I can see and be seen by
> > machines with the ESSID "rainmaker" (a powerbook, win98 laptop and a
> > 486
> Ok, but do the machines still show different essids after they've
Well, on my laptop iwconfig definitly still shows "wireless". I'm assuming
here that iwconfig reads the actual value from the card and not what it was
last set to.
> > linux one). iwconfig shows the essid as "wireless". In fact, the 486 I don't
> > think sets it's ESSID at all (can't find a wireless-tools compiled for
> > slink).
> ...and if you're not setting it, it will be "auto" and look for the
> essid of other nearby machines.
Ok, so that would explain why the 486 works. Actually, without iwconfig I
can't even set the 486 to ad-hoc mode or set the frequency. The default IIRC
is managed mode so it's suprising it works at all (though maybe wvlan_cs is
different, never used it before). No, I have not done anything with module
options either, cardmgr is defaulting to insmod :(.
When I get home tonight I will see if I can reproduce the behaviour between
my laptop & desktop.
BTW, have you considered adding iwconfig mode ad-hoc-ibss and iwconfig mode
ad-hoc-demo? And have the iwconfig output display which it is using? I was
looking at adding it but there doesn't seem to be a consistant interface
I also have a small patch that adds /etc/ethers support to iwspy.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org>
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