Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: Atsushi Onoe <email@example.com>
From: Christian E. Hopps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/07/2000 11:51:35
On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 10:24:05AM +0900, Atsushi Onoe wrote:
> > 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.
I'm a little confused by the names your using. I've been referring
to the pre 802.11 2.4/900 DEC/Lucent cards (the ones with the modem
that is seperate from the pccard) as the WaveLAN cards. The
if_wi driver is for the next generation from Lucent that are supposed
to be 802.11 DS.
Are you talking about the lucent 802.11 or the previous generation