range differencies

Markus Jakob (EEI) Markus.Jakob at eei.ericsson.se
Sat Jan 5 04:05:17 EST 2002

Hi all,

I try to get routing protocols on an adhoc network running, 
using ELSA airlancer cards and the orinoco driver
(kernel version 2.4.9, driver version 0.06f).
I experienced that broadcast messages have 
bigger ranges than unicast messages sent to a 
particular IP and MAC address, e.g at certain distances
between two nodes it is possible to receive a broadcast 
messages from the other node but ping doesn't work 
anymore between the nodes.
Is this a normal behaviour or is it somehow possible 
to influence it to get the same ranges for all types of 



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