[Server-devel] XO 1.5 to XS-onXO1 behavior

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 09:29:53 EST 2009

Hi Sameer,

that's expected, unfortunately. The XS-on-XO runs an "active antenna"
/ "mesh gateway" in the sense of 802.11s. As the current XO-1.5
drivers/firmware don't talk 802.11s, it won't work. In that sense, the
XO-1.5 is the same as any other 802.11a/b/g device.

There are two paths to address this

 - get the hostap / thinfirm driver+firmware combo working again. It
was last seen working on a 2.6.17 i think.

 - get 802.11s on XO-1.5 going. this is not trivial...



On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> I haven't had much time to look into XS-on-XO1.5 (will look into it as soon
> as Fall semester finishes) but I have a XS-on-XO1 running at home and when a
> XO1 associates with it, the XO1 gets a 172.18.xxx.xxx address (school mesh
> portal). When the XO1.5 associates with school-mesh-0 (I have to click on it
> in the Neighborhood view) the association happens, but the XO1.5 gets
> 169.254.xxx.xxx address, and beyond that the network is unusable.
> Thought I'd pass that along.
> Sameer
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