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From: Jim Veneskey (jvenecisco.com)
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 08:14:33 CDT
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 03:04:54PM -0400, Cyrus Behroozi wrote:
> I'm using Cisco cards in Ad-Hoc mode using Ben Reed's driver and Jean's
> Wireless Tools. If I bring a card up and it doesn't detect a preexisting
> ad-hoc network with the right SSID, it initiates its own ad-hoc network
> and chooses an arbitrary "cell name." The cell name is reported by
> iwconfig as "Cell: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX" or "Access Point:
> XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX", depending on the version of Wireless Tools.
The random "cell name" or BSSID is standard 802.11 ad hoc behavior.
> I'm guessing that the cell name corresponds to the Network ID mentioned in
> the man pages. Is it possible to change this value or prevent the card
> from randomly generating one if it's out of range of the rest of the
> My problem is that if two cards are started up when geographically
> separated and then brought together, they will be unable to
> communicate despite the fact that they have the same SSID and WEP key.
If they are brought up separated - it is standard behavior to create
their own cell if they can not join an existing cell.
However, if those cells are created using the same channel, same SSID,
same WEP key(s) and then brought in range of one another, their two
ad hoc cells should coalesce allowing them to talk to each other.
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