wlan interface (was: first play with new XO 1.5 machines)
dsd at laptop.org
Fri Oct 23 07:09:31 EDT 2009
2009/10/23 Albert Cahalan <acahalan at gmail.com>:
> Thus, properly done, the XO labled "C" might have either of:
> a. wlan0 to reach A, and wlan1 to reach B (same hardware)
> b. wlan0, from which wlan0_0 and wlan0_1 are instantiated
It can't do this, unless it has 2 independent clocks in the wifi
hardware. I do not know of any hardware that does this.
The issue is that A and B are both hosting their own networks, they
are both beacon masters, spewing beacons based off their own clocks.
C can either talk with A, by finding the beacons, adjusting its own
clock to match. (at this point, any frames coming from B will be heard
or it can adjust to B's clock, in order to speak to it (and everyone
else who's synchronized to B). At this point, frames coming from A are
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