[Sugar-devel] [Design] Ad-hoc networks - New Icons
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Fri Aug 21 11:16:32 EDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 10:03 -0400, Bobby Powers wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Sameer Verma<sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 5:38 AM, Benjamin M.
> > Schwartz<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >> Sameer Verma wrote:
> >>> Hi Ben,
> >>> So, you were referring to NM's inability to handle switching to hostap
> >>> (making the wireless card act as an AP)? http://hostap.epitest.fi/
> >> I'm aware of hostapd. In fact, I'm running it right now on an Athlon box
> >> in the living room, which acts as my apartment's access point.
> > Yes, I did the same for many years...quite a learning experience. We
> > used to run our college's network off a 133MHz Pentium laptop on RH 6
> > :-)
> >> I'm merely
> >> noting that hostapd (or equivalent) is not yet available via
> >> NetworkManager, so implementing AP mode in Sugar would require a
> >> significant restructuring of the networking code.
> > Does the driver for Marvell chipset on the XO support hostapd (outside
> > of NM of course)?
> I don't believe so. I remember hearing that there's not enough room
> in Flash on the XO1's Marvell chip for firmware that does both regular
> client/mesh as well as hostap.
On the XO, only ad-hoc en client mode are possible last time I tested
it. So no monitoring and ap modus.
hostap-modus needs to be supported by the firmware.
open a shell, su - to root to play with iwconfig (man iwconfig) to learn
Maybe it can work with an usb-wlan-dongle.
> > Sameer
> >> --Ben
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