Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: None <>
From: Atsushi Onoe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/07/2000 10:24:05
> Module Name:	syssrc
> Committed By:	enami
> Date:		Thu Mar  2 05:00:48 UTC 2000
> Modified Files:
> 	syssrc/sys/dev/pcmcia: if_wi.c if_wivar.h
> Log Message:
> Add ifmedia support so that dhcp happy.  Also, add nwid support.

Actually, the "ad-hoc" mode of WaveLAN firmware is not the same referred
as "ad-hoc" or "IBSS" mode in the 802.11 spec.  IBSS in the spec announces
beacon and uses a bssid in the header to allow overlapping multiple
segments onto one channel.

"WaveLAN ad-hoc mode" uses zero'ed bssid only and there are no beacons
nor state transitions at all.  This is the reason WaveLAN cannot
interoperate with other 802.11 products in ad-hoc mode.

Based on these, using "adhoc" mediaopt for wi (WaveLAN) driver is
a little confusing.  How about "wladhoc" or something like that?

FYI, I'm rewriting awi driver and I can interconnect WaveLAN ad-hoc
mode with awi DS cards.

Atsushi Onoe