[maemo-developers] How to setup ad-hoc wireless network N770 <> PC Windows XP ? (pls don't delete)

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Tue Nov 6 10:45:53 EET 2007
"ext Darius Jack" <dariusjack2006 at yahoo.ie> writes:

> already spent more than 24 hors trying to setup ad-hoc wireless
> network, connecting N770 to PC running XP Windows (no router, no
> AP).


> creating an ad-hoc network     August 20th, 2007  by 4d770
> ....
> ifdown wlan0
>  ifconfig wlan0
>  iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc
> iwconfig wlan0 ssid <yourssid>
>  iwconfig wlan0 channel 1
>  ifconfig wlan0 up
> but 
>  iwconfig wlan0 ssid <yourssid> doesn't work on maemo

I would do it in this order:

ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig wlan0
iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc
iwconfig wlan0 channel 1
iwconfig wlan0 essid tempvalo

Just tested this with two N810s by copy&pasting the command to the
other device and connecting with the other.

The WLAN driver does not support Wireless Extensions fully, so you
have to be carefull when using it. The order matters and especially
the interface must be up (ie. ifconfig wlan0 up) before doing any
configuration. I know, this sucks.

Kalle Valo

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