Subject: ath(4) wlan adhoc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sascha Retzki <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/2004 17:17:22
Hi again :),
After finally finding a card that is supported by nbsd, namely a D-Link DWL
G520 (ath(4)), I am a bit lost with the complexity of wlan in general, imho.
However, I want to get the ath to work in ad-hoc mode with some windows-machine
in another room ( want to route him into the internet later ).
so I set to:
ifconfig ath0 media OFDM54 mode 11g mediaopt adhoc chan 11 ssid test
ifconfig ath0 192.168.0.10 up
The other computer runs Win***, has a Broadcom card with Belkin drivers/frontend
I see the ssid in their GUI. It seems like I can connect to it, wonderfull.
However the only working ping is the broadcom that pings itsself (192.168.0.11),
netbsd/ath can't ping at all.
I end up with the ath:
MEniac% ifconfig ath0
ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
bssid 06:78:9d:03:6c:31 chan 11
media: IEEE802.11 OFDM54 mode 11g adhoc (autoselect mode 11g adhoc)
inet 192.168.0.10 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
inet6 fe80::20f:3dff:feae:2441%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
and I wish I could paste that for the broadcom, too ;| . However.
Any ideas what I do wrong? What is the BSSID? It is the same address
on both computers (tho that belkin "tool" calls it AP MAC).