[SOLVED] wireless problems in 2.4.10 / 2.4.9-ac16

Roger Larsson (roger.larsson@skelleftea.mail.telia.com)
Sat, 29 Sep 2001 17:02:47 +0200


My 802.11b "Ad-Hoc" net stopped working when going from 2.4.10-pre10 to -final
later I tested with 2.4.9-ac16, same problem.

The problem was really that the drivers (Prism-II) had been upgraded to handle
the standardized IBSS Ad-Hoc mode. But I had not upgraded my

To force the old "demo mode" you can use the command:
> iwpriv ethX set_port3 1
But of cause it is better to upgrade to IBSS compliant mode.

With earlier version of wireless tools the get_port3 always reported
0 back to me... with the latest version 21 it works.


Roger Larsson

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