[Testing] first play with new XO 1.5 machines

Tiago Marques tiagomnm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 16:02:14 EDT 2009

So mesh networking is going away in favor of ad-hocs? If so, why?
Hasn't mesh proved useful in deployments?

Best regards,
Tiago Marques

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:54 PM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 20 2009, at 19:04, Tabitha Roder was caught saying:
>> > no mesh network showing in neighbourhood
>> My understanding is that mesh is not currently supported in the
>> WLAN firmware for the new chips. I am not sure what the plan of
>> action is in regards to mesh support for 1.5.
> For laptops to communicate when they're nearby, no mesh is needed.
> The usable range will be shorter than with a mesh, but on the positive
> side, XO's should be able to communicate with every kind of device,
> not just themselves.
> But I don't know if NetworkManager and Sugar are fully organized to do
> "Ad Hoc" networking, presence, messaging, file sharing, etc in the
> absence of an access point.
> The "mesh channels" in the GUI could be converted to "ad hoc"
> channels, unless ad-hoc WiFi networking has a protocol for searching
> all the channels for nearby machines.  (Channel-less operation would
> be simpler for users -- one less setting.)
>        John
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