xo-1 os300 -- switch off mesh?

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Tue Jul 13 10:22:27 EDT 2010

On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:03 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
>>  > Is there a way to tweak the os300 build so that it brings up the
>>  > Libertas device just as eth0 (and doesn't enable the 802.11s features
>>  > in the firmware)?
>> was there a way to do that in 802?
> Good question -- no there wasn't.
> But the f11 builds for xo-1 only did 802.11b/g for a long time. I have
> this silly assumption that there's a kmod to blacklist or a kmod
> option to set/change to completely disable the 802.11s support.

As far as I know, there is NO way to completely disable mesh
support on XO-1 without holding the WLAN card in reset.
Even if you don't support it at the OS level, the firmware will
still behave badly if it receives a mesh broadcast packet.

IIRC, we settled for trying to ensure that no mesh packets were
ever broadcast, but if one did get sent, everyone would still
help relay it.


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