Subject: Re: ray0 and nwid
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/18/2000 16:06:31
email@example.com (Martin Husemann) writes:
> Did anybody successfully use "ifconfig nwid XXXX" with a raylink Aviator 2.4
I think you might need to "ifconfig ray0 down" "ifconfig ray0 up"
after the change. I run with a nonstandard nwid just fine.
At first I thought that the cards in the package were paired, such
that the pair could only talk to its mate.
Even when I had all 4 cards within 3 meter of each other, they formed
2 cliques. Eg. computers A and B can only ping each other and
computers C and D could only ping each other. It wasn't till I did a
few reboots that they all talked on the same net. I *think* it was
the ifconfig up/down that did the trick.
I wonder what exactly is the nwid? Is it a plaintext "password" that
anyone can snoop from the airwaves? Is it even worth setting this to
something other than the default?
Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DGPS signals via the Internet http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/gps/dgps-ip.html