[OLPC India] Some queries on OLPC and its Connectivity

Hemant Goyal goyal.hemant at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 01:53:23 EST 2008

Hi Chitra,

Are you trying to :

1] Chat by using a wireless server which is not connected to the Internet?
2] Chat when the XO and the laptop are connected to the Internet
through some mechanism?

For the first case:
I am assuming you will have to set up a jabber server yourself so that
chat messages can be exchanged. I am not very sure if the method for
setting a jabber server here :
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ejabberd_Configuration allows for
laptops(not XOs) to connect. I am guessing someone will be able to
post the correct settings for ejabberd to allow for your use case.

For the second case:
You can simply use the Browse activity to log into gmail chat (on the
XO) and use the gtalk/or google chat on your laptop.

I hope someone else comes up with a better and more descriptive reply
regarding your problem.


On 1/22/08, Chitra S.Pai <chitraspai1986 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hai everyone,
>       I have worked on OLPC laptop and is an facinating experience in
> working on it. I have a doubt on the network connection of OLPC. Does OLPC's
> wireless mesh network will communicate with other wireless network?  That is
> can I Chat with a OLPC laptop using my normal laptop? If yes then I should
> have to set the setting in the browser. Since I am new to OLPC and least
> experience on working on this can anyone please explain where is the setting
> options?
> Regards,
> Chitra.S.Pai

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