[OLPC-AU] limits on ad-hoc connections

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 01:31:25 EST 2012

To expand on James' excellent notes...

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> The beacon is used for timing the transmissions, so that they occur in

And that is _all_ it can do. It just broadcasts a beacon, like a
metronome for a band recording in a studio.

> This is implemented in the wireless device firmware, not in the host,
> not in the CPU, not in the kernel, not in the user-space networking
> tools.

In other words, in practice we can't patch it to be smarter.

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