[Testing] first play with new XO 1.5 machines

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Thu Oct 22 04:06:50 EDT 2009

2009/10/22 Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org>:
>> Ok, but if they are close enough it will work. The question is: if we
>> tell all our nodes to use the same ESSID (or a set of 3 ESSIDs, one
>> per freq), will independently created networks join and split
>> reasonably well?
> No - ad-hoc is so simple that there is nothing in the design to make
> this happen. It could happen by coincidence though, if circumstances
> were to arise such that B were to become beacon master. This would
> only happen if the existing beacon master dropped out for a while
> *and* if B has a faster clock than the other remaining node.
> But then, a few minutes later, consider B becoming the beacon master,
> C hosting a shared activity with a new node D, which cannot see B.
> Same problem, and no "coincidental" solution other than everyone
> moving into good radio range of each another.

Oops, I misread the part of the mail you were responding too.
Ignore my example :)
But my point still remains - networks will split undesirably, there
will be some joins too but you can't control them and they will be
unlikely to be as desired.


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