[OLSR-users] Non-OLSR ad-hoc client

Andreas T√łnnesen (spam-protected)
Wed Jun 7 16:04:51 CEST 2006

The functionality you describe is not supported by olsrd. You need to be
runnig olsrd to be part of the routing domain and get traffic routed to

There are a couple of ways to get this to work:
- Some sort of address translation on the gateway node since the network
has no route back to your pocketPC. As soon as you add mobility this
becomes messy.
- Have a subnet of your own set up for your pocketPC and the gw. This way
the GW can announce the actual route to this sunbet using HNA. Ofcause,
this also becomes messy once you add mobility(between the pocketPC/GW)...

- Andreas

> So far I have gone under the assumption that wireless clients connecting
> to
> the OLSR network must also run OLSR. This seemed somewhat logical, but
> I was disappointed not to be able to use my PocketPC on the network.
> I just tested out a theory, however. Since each machine/ap running
> OLSR is essentially a router on top of an ad-hoc client, I configured
> my PocketPC to use a nearby node as my gateway.
> This worked painlessly to get my PocketPC on the internet. I have,
> unfortunately, not found any documentation that states that this is a
> desired function of OLSR, but am very happy that this works.
> Sorry if this post seems obvious to anyone. I figured that I may not
> be the only one to interpret it this way and wanted to share my
> experience.
> If there is a link to some good. practical documentation, please send
> a link. I haven't been able to find much concrete stuff.
> Joe
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