[sugar] wireless network access in the new build.
dcbw at redhat.com
Fri Mar 30 15:23:47 EDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 09:05 -0700, MBurns wrote:
> On 3/30/07, Ashlesha Shintre <ashlesha.shintre at gmail.com> wrote:
> > right, but I can only see one triangle, which i m assuming represents
> > the laptop itself --
> No, triangles are only actual APs. Laptops are represented by the XO
> 'stickfigure' icon. If there are no other laptops within range, an XO
> will not show up on your neighborhood view. That is to say, you
> yourself will not show up on your own neighborhood view.
Technically you should show up in your own Mesh/Neighborhood view. If
not, it's a bug; but avahi+multicast+wireless is somewhat unreliable at
> > also connected both the OLPC laptops -- but they dont seem to detect
> > each other..
> They *should* discover each other if they both connect to the same and
> are on the same subnet. You can make them mesh together by:
> 1. putting the two laptops into ad-hoc mode.
> 2. assign a random SSID to each laptop (does not have to be the same)
> 3. assign an IP address of the same network to both laptops
> (192.168.1.x / 255.255.255.0)
We've turned on automatic meshing in build 362 and later. If you have a
running mesh portal it will find that and use it for access, and if not
will fall back to waiting for the user to select an AP from the mesh
> > one does not even show a single triangle...
> *shrug* ... Don't know what is going on there.
> > m playing around with it to see if there s something wrong with the
> > way it has been configured on the drexel network
> Best of luck!
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