[Olsr-users] olsrd on Android
Tue May 26 14:21:12 CEST 2015
On 26/05/15 14:18, Dan O'Keeffe wrote:
>>>> Main "gotcha" for android is the lack of Wifi Adhoc-Mode on most
>>>> android phones. https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=82
> Out of interest, why do you think Google don't support it?
I think that's because it's fringe technology.
Not well tested in the kernel at all, so a major risk for supporting on
billions of devices.
Simple as that.
>>> So by default it requires root access and/or some kind of kernel
>>> configuration/hacking to get it to work?
>> Definitely root.. most likely a changed kernel and wpa_supplicant.
>> Maybe even a changed Wifi firmware... or it might not work at all.
>>> The instructions in
>>> /android/README don't contain any information about this. If further
>>> modifications are required to the android device, can you by any chance
>>> point me to some resources describing the modifications needed?
>> Unfortunately no... this is one of the mysteries of Android.
>>> example, would the instructions on the olsrd android page involving
>>> wpa-supplicant still work? Or is it very much device dependent?
>> Yes. Might be both device/kernel/android-version dependent. We don't know.
> FYI, I found an interesting site
> (http://www.thinktube.com/index.php/tech-en/android/wifi-ibss) with a
> list of several Android devices they claim to have got ad-hoc wifi
> working for (albeit using CyanogenMod): Having never used CyanogenMod
> before, would the android olsrd app/packages just work as is on CyanogenMod?
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