From: Ian Chakeres <idc@en...> - 2001-12-19 04:29:27
I'm having trouble with ad-hoc mode. I am trying to work with more than
5 machines all communicating using ad-hoc mode. Sometimes I can get
them all to talk but it is very unlikely. I often have problems just
getting 2 to communicate.
I issue the following commands on all hosts in unison.
iwconfig eth1 mode ad-hoc
iwconfig eth1 nickname $HOSTNAME
iwconfig eth1 essid mynet
iwconfig eth1 channel 1
iwconfig eth1 rate 11M
iwconfig eth1 txpower 1
iwconfig eth1 rts 1
iwconfig eth1 sens 1
iwconfig eth1 retry 7
Do you have any idea why they all can't communicate? I know the routing
tables are ok. The Link Quality says 176 and is pegged there.
Another scenario I'm working on is when mobiles approach each other.
For example, 1 and 2 are setup in ad-hoc mode but out of range of each
other. When the get in range of each other they should be able to
communicate but usually they just stay pegged at link quality 176.
Do you have any idea what the problem is? Is there anything I can do to
fix this? Have you experimented with more than two hosts in ad-hoc
mode? Should I be using a different mode for peer-to-peer
I'm using Linux kernel 2.4.12, with the airo driver from sourceforge
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/airo-linux/). Should I be using a