[svlug] ad-hoc mode issues

Walter Reed wreed at hubinternet.com
Sun Jan 12 13:33:39 PST 2003

Any success stories with ad-hoc mode with wireless?

I'm using Debian Sid with 2.4.20 and a Lucent Wavelan Gold card. Card
works great with an access point, and works in Windows (on the same
machine) with another windows box in ad-hoc mode (same model card on the
other machine), just not under Linux.

I also played with downloading alternative drivers with the same lack of
success. The howto's and google searches were a little thin in regards
to the ad-hoc mode, and nothing I've tried seems to work.

One little tidbit I did garner is that the old lucent cards had two
different versions of ad-hoc mode, but these cards have the same level
of firmware and everything.

Any hints would be awesome (yeah, I know this is a little light on

BTW, is it just me or does Linux support of pcmcia stuff seem kludgy?
There seems to be Lots of little nesting drivers and obscure
configuation files.

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