limits on ad-hoc connections

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at
Wed Feb 8 23:11:42 EST 2012

On 9 February 2012 14:59, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at> wrote:
> More generally, when you have a central node (the AP) there's a node
> that can carry the accounting, and has the "authority" to say who's
> welcome and who's not.
> I don't know if 802.11a/b/g/n has a mechanism to reject association,
> or if it's a dirty hack with only giving a liminted number of DHCP
> leases.
> Either way,  ad-hoc peer model isn't well equipped for this limitation.

Hmm I am thinking that my understanding of the ad-hoc implementation
might be incorrect.

I was under the assumption that one XO acts as the ad-hoc host, and
the others connect to it. That made me wonder whether that host could
limit how many clients connect to it.

What I gather from what you're saying is that there's more of a
peer-to-peer connection happening, similar to the old mesh on the
XO-1s. Or am I confusing my network layers?


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