[Testing] first play with new XO 1.5 machines

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Oct 21 16:08:11 EDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 20:54, 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.)

Sugar 0.86 can ask NM to create an ad-hoc network, and the patch is
easily backportable to 0.84.




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