Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)

Henning Rogge <henning.rogge@fkie.fraunhofer.de> Fri, 23 July 2010 10:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)
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On Fri July 23 2010 10:23:00 Alexandru Petrescu wrote:
> WEll I disagree.  WiFi is designed to use ESSIDs meaningfully, it is in
> the manual.  WiFi deployments use ESSIDs.  I'd say that one's refusal to
> use ESSIDs is refusal to abide to the manual, build broken things and
> then blame IP.
The typical usage for an 802.11 network in adhoc mode would be to set ALL 
nodes to the same ESSID. If you don't do so, you have trouble communicating 
with a node which you thought you would have no connection with (and did not 
reserved an ESSID).

Reserving an ESSID for each link of the network will waste a huge amount of 
airtime with beacons. In some cases it might be even better to switch of 
beacons off completely (ahdemo mode).

Henning Rogge

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