[Olsr-dev] convincing google to support ad-hoc mode

Jeremy Lakeman (spam-protected)
Thu May 24 14:33:13 CEST 2012

Pretty sure it works fine on every other ICS phone we've seen.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:39 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner
<(spam-protected)> wrote:
> Do you have adhoc working on any Android 4/ICS phones?  I've only tried one ICS device, and had a similar experience.
> .hc
> On May 24, 2012, at 12:33 AM, Jeremy Lakeman wrote:
>> Here at The Serval Project, we've managed to get adhoc mode working on
>> every handset we've had our hands on.
>> But there are still plenty of handsets we haven't tested.
>> One concern we have hit, on a leaked build we tried of android 4 for
>> samsung GSII's, "iwconfig eth0 mode ad-hoc" fails saying that the
>> operation is not supported. But that's definitely a new software or
>> driver limitation as this worked on previous rom images.
>> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner
>> <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>>> I'm here at the Google Internet at Liberty conference in Washington DC.  There are some internal rumblings in Google about making Android support Ad-hoc mode natively.  I think we should support this effort as much as possible, since it'll make mesh on Android work a lot easier.  One concern in Google is whether the hardware universally supports ad-hoc mode, or whether Android would have to make special cases for the hardware that does not support ad-hoc mode.
>>> As far as I know, all wifi hardware that would be included in an Android phone will support ad-hoc mode.  Anyone have any info on this, whether contradicting or supporting this claim?
>>> .hc
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