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status of wireless ad-hoc network project

Ok...well things are moving along.....slowly. I have installed a wireless pci card (atheros chip) in my k-6 desktop, and it is up and running. The AT&T card is up and running on the lapptop. Still need to install the Motorolla USB adapter on the windows box. I have configured the two machines up and running but can't get them to talk. I'm kind of stumbling along blindly here but so far I have;

- ifconfig ath0 up
- ifconfig ath0 xxx.xx.xx.xx (ip)
- ifconfig ath0 mode ad-hoc
- ifconfig ath0 rate 11MB
- iwconfig ath0 essid pluto

Now I go to either machine and type

iwlist ath0 peers.........and get no scan results

myDSL wireless ad-hoc network project

i'm gonna put together a DSL wireless as-hoc network. been wanting to do this for a while, and now is the time.i'm going to network 3 machines, may even try samba with my winblows box later. my 3 machines are as follows;

1- Desktop 850mhz duron, 256mb ram, 160gb hd, dualbooting w2k and DSL liveCD

2- Desktop 350mhz K-6, 64mb ram, 8gb hd, booting DSL hd install

3- Laptop 400mhz celeron, 192mb ram, 10gb hd, booting DSL frugal

3 different machines, 3 different installs...should be interesting, or impossible, we will see.

will try and keep the blog updated, no promises though........

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