Host AP on XO-1.75 and XO-3

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Oct 18 17:33:25 EDT 2011

On Oct 18, 2011 1:19 AM, "Sridhar Dhanapalan" <sridhar at> wrote:
> If I understand correctly, the XS-on-XO sets the internal WLAN to
> ad-hoc mode and runs dhcpd on the interface to simulate an

It uses it in mesh mode -- it is the same code/configuration on XS that
allows you to add a USB-based external active antenna and have it Just Work
(just not very well, nor for very long...).

So for it won't be visible from XO-1.5 . Ad-hoc is possible, but we don't
think it's worth the effort as it won't hold with 30 users.

It is a modest effort -- you can try it out yourself in a small school. Do
remember to disable the mesh mode -- which I believe will stay "on" even if
you're in adhoc. You have frob a value somewhere under /sys . The dextrose
folk have discussed how to do this exactly on our list a few times (I'm
offline, can't dig up a link unfortunately).


{ Martin Langhoff - one laptop per child }
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