Subject: Re: port-i386/10634: 802.11 cards not configured
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Atsushi Onoe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/2000 09:56:51
> > Please try ``ifconfig wi0 <IP address> up media autoselect'' or add
> >``media autoselect'' to /etc/ifconfig.wi0.
> > My notebook pc use MELCO WLI-PCM-L11 Wireless LAN. And Use DHCP. It
> >connect to WLA-L11 base station as IBSS mode.
The mode in connecting to base station is BSS mode, not IBSS.
> > I created /etc/ifconfig.wi0 which includes only ``media
> >autoselect''. It works fine for DHCP client with IBSS mode.
It seems that all WaveLAN firmware before released this March doesn't
support IBSS mode but a proprietary adhoc mode (-p 3 for wiconfig).
The newer firmware apprarently has a capability of automatic
swiching from BSS to IBSS mode, which is not available yet for
NetBSD wi driver.
Currently, the keyword media autoselect is used to select the rate in
transmits. There might be a debate.