[maemo-users] [maemo-users] link local and adhoc networks...

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Tue Aug 22 15:04:47 EEST 2006
"Larry Melman" <lbmelman at comcast.net> writes:

> I have found very little on the internet about how to connect to an
> adhoc network.

Basically it's the same as with infrastructure networks if you are
joining to an Ad-Hoc network. Just choose the network in the connect
dialog and that's it. If the network doesn't have a DHCP server, the
770 chooses an IPv4 link-local address for you.

If you want to create an Ad-Hoc network, you must first save an IAP
with correct settings and then just connect to that network. If the
network doesn't exist, 770 will create it for you.

> Some networks the 770 will connect with a 'link local' message but
> return an error when the browser attempts to access a web site.

Link-local address, well, means link local :) It works only within the
link, ie. the WLAN network in this case. There's no router configured
which could forward the packets to the Internet.

> Conversely,  my laptop computer negotiates these networks fine.
> What is my laptop able to do that the 770 is not?

Without knowing the specifics, it's difficult to say. I'm guessing
that you need to setup IP settings manually. Or if there's a DHCP
server in the network, 770 couldn't access it for some reason.

Kalle Valo

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