Dell Truemobile 1150 "Ad Hoc Demo Mode" and other things...

Jim Carter jimc at
Thu Mar 24 00:30:51 GMT 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005, Claudio Lavecchia wrote:

> I am getting crazy trying to establish a ad hoc network among my ipaqs that
> use Dell Truemobile 1150 WLAN adapters.

Wvlan_cs is obsolete.  I'd try another driver.  I have a Dell Inspiron 4100 
with a Dell Truemobile 1150 (Orinoco) mini-PCI card in it, and I've had 
very good results with the Orinoco driver suite.  Formerly I tried an 
Ad-Hoc (not demo) network where the partner was a Linksys Prism-II card, 
which Orinoco also supports.  I had so much trouble and wierd behavior, 
mostly blamed on the Prism-II, that I broke down and bought an access 
point, and since then I've had no problems with the Dell 1150 NIC.

There's been a lot of effort put into making Orinoco work well on ARM-tye 
machines, which I assume the HP iPaq is.

People also mention hostap as a good general purpose driver (in addition to 
the access point emulation), but I've never used it.

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