Subject: Re: Cisco Aironet Wireless
To: None <>
From: Atsushi Onoe <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/2001 11:18:22
> Infrastructure mode works very nicely for me (thanks again) but I just
> tried adhoc mode for the first time and have not yet managed to get
> that running.  The symptom is

> while the Lucent WaveLAN card I want to talk to (in another machine of
> course) says "status: active".

Though I've never tested Aironet in adhoc mode (aka IBSS mode),
the card cannot interoperate with the WaveLAN's adhoc demo mode,
which is no longer supported by Windows version of the Lucent driver.

There is a chance to communicate these cards in IBSS mode if:
	the firmware of the WaveLAN card is upper than 6.xx
		You can retrieve the firmware in lucent web site,
		6.16/Winter 2001 version is OK
	setup the wi driver into BSS (not adhoc) mode and appropriate nwid
	via ifconfig(8).         ====================
	setup the wi driver to enable IBSS via wiconfig(8) utility.
		wiconfig wi0 -c 1

We should clean up these different behavior of wireless cards...


Atsushi Onoe