I just put out mesh configuration in rc.conf
Something like that:

AC (I called it ap because it is ap in my usual days)
wlans_ath0="wlan0"
create_args_wlan0="wlanmode mesh"
ifconfig_wlan0="inet 192.168.11.1 netmask 255.255.255.240 meshid mybsd
channel 3"

Laptop
wlans_ath0="wlan0"
create_args_wlan0="wlanmode mesh"
ifconfig_wlan0="meshid mybsd channel 3 DHCP" # but dhcp didn't worked,
and use ifconfig wlan0 inet 192.168.11.2 netmask 255.255.255.240

After reboot I checked sta, it was associated, and I checked mesh (wlan0
list mesh), both hosts have seen each other.

What was after that, you have already known. One host (ap) sent packets,
another (laptop) was dumb even with arp.

Actually I had my mother notebook with windows, and cheapest wifi
repeater tenda a3, both devices couldn't see mesh network. Is it normal?


Unfortunately I will not be able to test HEAD's code.


On Wed, 2013-01-23 at 05:55 -0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Please list the commands that you've used?
> 
> And is anything logged in dmesg?
> 
> A lot of mesh fixes are in -HEAD, have you tried that?
> 
> 
> 
> Adrian
> 
> 
> On 23 January 2013 05:11, paranormal <paranor...@isgroup.com.ua> wrote:
> > Today I was trying what mesh is.
> >
> > I have ap (stable) atheros 5008  and my laptop (stable) atheros 5212.
> >
> > Following instruction https://wiki.freebsd.org/WifiMesh
> >
> >
> > both hosts have in rc.conf:
> > ifconfig_wlan0="inet 192.168.11.1 netmask 255.255.255.240 meshid mybsd
> > channel 3"
> >
> > both sta was ESTAB.
> >
> > The problem was:
> > After some time I was going mad.
> > From my ap I can ping my notebook (after hard coding arp), and tcpdump
> > running on my notebook show my echo-request packets, but my laptop was
> > dumb. Ping from my notebook never ran, ping command ran but without
> > packets...
> >
> > The same situation with arp. Laptop got ap's arp, but ap never received
> > arp from my laptop.
> >
> > Any idea?

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