[Olsr-users] BSSID Partitioning on Broadcom

Florian RODARY (spam-protected)
Sun Mar 9 09:49:26 CET 2008

It's surprising your Atheros cards are working seamlessly. Last time I
tried, I experienced numerous kernel oops while switching to the ad-hoc mode
(there's a bug report in MadWifi bugzilla).
I had the impression too that the BSSID couldn't be "hard"-specified, and
several times I encountered problems where several nodes couldn't accord on
a single BSSID to fom a single IBSS. I had to use iwpriv and the force_reset
or reset parameters to get it done...

Good luck with your cards, but in my opinion, I would prefer Broadcam cards
instead of Atheros cards, but you don't seem to experience the same problems
I had.


On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 8:07 AM, Craig <(spam-protected)> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am currently evaluating hardware for mesh nodes.  The nodes must have
> serial or USB ports. So far I've been testing with an Asus WL-500gP, a
> Routerboard RB133 and a Linksys WRT54G.
> The routerboard has an atheros card while the other two are broadcom.
> The routerboard is only supported by the latest OpenWRT so I am running
> 'kamikaze' on all of these devices with OLSR 0.5.5.
> I was under the impression that the BSSID partitioning issue had been
> solved in 2006 but my two broadcom nodes seem to choose their BSSID (or
> cell as it appears in the output of iwconfig) from thin air while the
> atheros card just uses the one I have specified.
> I know this is not a problem with OLSR but I am hoping people here will
> know if this problem still exists for broadcom or not.  Is it fixed in
> the freifunk firmware but not in openwrt kamikaze?  Is the best solution
> to avoid broadcom and use atheros cards only?
> Thanks for your help,
> Craig
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