Re: quick reminder of linux wireless "base-stations" (for Ian)

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"Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org> writes:

> Ian's wireless is system is a linux firewall with two ethernet
> devices.  The wireless device is in ad-hoc mode (linux can't emulate
> a base station):
>   set MODE parm in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts: MODE="Ad-Hoc"
>
> Ian's wireless is using the old wavelan demo peer-to-peer mode.
> If you have a newer PROM (may 6.04 or later) for an orinico wireless
> card (known as Cabletron, Wavelan, you need to tell it to use the old
> peer-to-peer mode:
>   install wireless-tools (for iwpriv)
>   set IWPRIV parm in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts: IWPRIV="set_port3 1"
>
> I don't have an iwconfig from this. sorry.

iwpriv eth0 set_port3 1
iwconfig eth0 mode Ad-hoc essid "<<ESSID>>" channel 11

then

pump -i eth0

your wireless interface may very well be something else, like wvlan0.

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