Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: None <>
From: Atsushi Onoe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/08/2000 01:58:58
> > 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
> WaveLAN cards?

I'm sorry I've probably misused the names WaveLAN.
I'm talking about Lucent 802.11 (WaveLAN IEEE/WaveLAN IEEE Turbo),
which apparently renamed to ORINOCO (