In message: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: : > Feel a little confused with the ad-hoc mode set by "wicontrol -p : > 3", is it Lucent ad-hoc mode instead of the standard IEEE ad-hoc : > mode (IBSS). : : Correct. It's generally called "demo ad-hoc mode".
-p is card dependent number. It depends on what card you have, what firmware, etc. Don't use it. It is bad juju. Instead, use the ifconfig interface. : > But if I set it to "-p 4", it can do the job. However, I cannot find : > this option in wicontrol man page or anywhere. Could somebody : > explain me what's going on here? : : I don't know a -p 4. I set ad-hoc (i.e. IBSS) mode with -p 1 (in : other words, exactly the same way as managed/BSS mode). You'll need : at least one IBSS, of course. Set that with -c 1. Ignore the claim : in the man page that it doesn't work. I run my wireless network like : this, and it interoperates fine with Linux and even Microsoft. See : http://www.lemis.com/grog/diary-feb2002.html#9 for more details. Don't do that. You are asking for trouble. IT DOES NOT WORK. Trust me. There are a lot of situations where it can be made to work, but as general advise, it sucks. That's why the man pages say what they say. Greg leads a charmed life. That's why the man pages say what they say. : Yes, this is very confusing. I've been asking the maintainer to : change the terminology, but he points out that the other BSDs do it : this way as well. I think you need to learn to ask better. The maintainer uses industry standard terminology. don't use wicontrol -p for anything. If it breaks, it breaks in mysterious ways and you get a lot of 'works for me.' posts. In -stable, you want something like ifconfig wi0 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt ibss-craete # ibss mode (adhoc) ifconfig wi0 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt adhoc # lucent is what you want to use. In current, by contrast, you want to use the following: ifconfig wi0 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt adhoc # ibss mode (adhoc) ifconfig wi0 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt adhoc,flag0 # lucent You do not want to use wicontrol to configure the card at all. Wanrer To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message