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

Joe Bush (spam-protected)
Wed Jun 7 16:11:38 CEST 2006

Mobility wasn't the concern. I was more thinking of how to get local
clients on the network without needing an olsr client installed.

If this is not supposed to work, I am quite surprised that I was
browing along just fine from my PocketPC. What could be the cause of

Btw, is it restricted in the specification from allowing OLSR nodes
from adding locally connected non-olsr peers to the routing? I figured
that these peers can be listed, but not used as nodes in the network.


On 6/7/06, Andreas T√łnnesen <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> 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
> you.
> 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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