IFF_RUNNING and SIOCGMIIPHY support
david.goodenough at btconnect.com
Wed Mar 3 17:46:48 EST 2004
On Wednesday 03 March 2004 14:32, shogunx wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, David Goodenough wrote:
> > On Wednesday 03 March 2004 18:28, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
> > > David Goodenough wrote :
> > > > Sorry I should have been more specific. I am interested in point to
> > > > point ad-hoc links, or rather reacting them them being active or
> > > > not.
> > >
> > > Yes, I know. What I'm saying is that this is NOT what IEEE
> > > 802.11 Ad-Hoc mode is about, so don't expect it to match your
> > > requirements. I think WDS mode would be a better fit, because WDS
> > > explicitely specify the end of the PtP link.
> > > Regards,
> > I have obviously missed out on WDS. Could you point me to a good
> > definition of WDS and its use. Google turns up hundreds of products
> > which provide WDS.
> WDS is another logical link that allows Access Point nodes to speak to one
> another. So you wind up with another ip network that only AP's can see.
> Very useful for network management purposes. The WDS frames are
> essentially a "dark network" from the perspective of client nodes.
> Please see
> for more details.
> > Thanks
> > David
> > > Jean
In which case that is not at all what I want. What I want it the equivalent
of a ppp link. A simple connection between two places, with an IP address
at each end, and status telling me whether the link is up or down (and
as a bonus what bandwidth it is running).
I have no interest in linking Access Points. Or can I separate out the
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