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AdHocMode

Lucent WaveLAN and Orinoco cards (at least) have a proprietary mode for peer to peer operation without an AccessPoint, usually referred to as ad hoc mode.

Since firmware revision 6.06 (i think?), this has been supplemented by a proper, standards-compliant IBSS mode.

Some of the drivers still allow you to use the proprietary ad hoc mode, for example by setting the driver parameter mode=3.

there's really no reason to use this any more. if you have a card with the older firmware (like, version 4.x), you can get the proper IBSS mode by upgrading the firmware. as a bonus, this will let you talk to other, non-Lucent/Orinoco cards without an AccessPoint!


Also see Layer2Assumptions


Version 3 (current) modified Tue, 03 Jul 2007 23:11:51 +1000 by graybeard
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