[Sugar-devel] Issues with mesh network on XO 1.5
mohitgenii at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 03:04:11 EST 2009
This seems good, I will definitely give it a try.
Thanks, for the help.
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 08:37:26AM +0000, Daniel Drake wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 14:11 +1100, James Cameron wrote:
> > > For what it is worth, with two XO-1 running 802, and two XO-1.5
> > > running os54, a network created by one of the os54 units does not
> > > show on the neighbourhood view of the two 802 units, though it does
> > > show on the other os54, and is included in the "iwlist eth0 scan"
> > > output on the 802s.
> > Sugar-0.82 does not support ad-hoc networks.
> Yes, that's another way of putting it. But that explanation digs into
> the implementation. ;-) I thought it was more important to say that
> XO-1 802 and XO-1.5 os54 cannot communicate without infrastructure.
> On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 03:51:17PM +0530, Mohit Taneja wrote:
> > Well then, is there a way to connect XO-1 running Sugar 0.82 and an
> > XO-1.5 ?
> As Daniel has said, if you connect them both to an access point then
> they can communicate through that.
> It is possible to do it manually without an access point, but this is
> not available simply, or to anybody who does not have root access to
> their XO-1. Here is how I did it:
> * become root
> * /etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop
> * ifconfig eth0 up
> * iwlist eth0 scan
> * note the network name of the XO-1.5 created network, in my case
> "quozl's network #AC32FF,#FF2B34"
> * iwconfig eth0 mode ad-hoc essid "quozl's network #AC32FF,#FF2B34"
> * avahi-autoipd eth0
> * note the IP address, in my case 169.254.6.0 (it won't get any further
> because NetworkManager is not there and avahi-autoipd doesn't know it)
> * stop avahi-autoipd with Control/C
> * ifconfig eth0 169.254.6.0
> After this, the XO icons will appear on the Neighbourhood View. On
> reboot, everything is back to normal.
> James Cameron
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