Conundrum - XO connected to AP + Mesh?

Ricardo Carrano carrano at
Mon Nov 24 07:02:31 EST 2008


2008/11/24 Ian Daniher <it.daniher at>:
> Hello all,
> I've been asking on #olpc-devel the last few days, trying to figure out how
> to connect my XO simultaneously to both a mexh network and to an AP.
> My goal is to have the same XO able to surf the internet and ssh into meshed
> XOs. Whether or not this XO acts as an MPP, providing other XOs with
> internet, is irrelevant. I hope to do this as simply as possible via
> terminal. I'm guessing there's some magic recipe of ifconfig and iwconfig
> commands, but no one seems to know what it is.
> My goal is to do this without network manager.
> Any help you're able to give me would be wonderful.
> Many thanks!
> --

It should work. Please check if the other XO (not connected to the AP)
is in the same channel of the AP.
Say your AP is in channel 6, the other XO should be set to mesh 6.


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