Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: Atsushi Onoe <>
From: Christian E. Hopps <>
List: tech-net
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
WaveLAN cards?