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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
''A sentence or two summarizing what this feature is and what it will do. This information is used for the overall feature summary page for each release.''
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Allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
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* Name: [[User:Erikos| Simon Schampijer]]
* Name: [[User:AcountName| Your Name]]
 
  
''Include you email address that you can be reached should people want to contact you about helping with your feature, status is requested, or technical issues need to be resolved''
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* Email: simon AT sugarlabs.org
* Email: <your email address so we can contact you, invite you to meetings, etc.>
 
  
 
== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: (SUGAR_VERSION)
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* Targeted release: 0.86
* Last updated: (DATE)
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* Last updated: 19.09.09
* Percentage of completion: XX%
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* Percentage of completion: 100%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
''Expand on the summary, if appropriate. A couple sentences suffices to explain the goal, but the more details you can provide the better.''
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It allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point. This is the so called under a tree scenario. OLPC provided that functionality using hardware mesh. This feature allows to provide that functionality with nearly all the wireless hardware. Furthermore it allows you to do internet connection sharing.
  
 
== Benefit to Sugar ==
 
== Benefit to Sugar ==
''What is the benefit to the platform?  If this is a major capability update, what has changed?  If this is a new feature, what capabilities does it bring? Why will Sugar become a better platform or project because of this feature?''
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It allows the Sugar users to create ad hoc networks with any given wireless hardware.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
''What work do the developers have to accomplish to complete the feature in time for release?  Is it a large change affecting many parts of the distribution or is it a very isolated change? What are those changes?''
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NetworkManager provides all the functionality needed to create Ad Hoc networks. In the sugar shell only the NetworkManager client needed to be changed to allow creating Ad Hoc networks and an option has been added to the frame network device.
 
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==Testing==
== How To Test ==
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[[{{PAGENAME}}/Testing]]
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* ''What specific actions do I perform to check that the feature is working like it's supposed to?
 
* ''What are the expected results of those actions?''
 
 
 
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
''If this feature is noticeable by its target audience, how will their experiences change as a result?  Describe what they will see or notice.''
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It allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point. This is the so called under a tree scenario. OLPC provided that functionality using hardware mesh. This feature allows to provide that functionality with nearly all the wireless hardware. Furthermore it allows you to do internet connection sharing.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
''What other packages (RPMs) depend on this package?  Are there changes outside the developers' control on which completion of this feature depends?  In other words, completion of another feature owned by someone else and might cause you to not be able to finish on time or that you would need to coordinate?  Other upstream projects like python?''
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No further dependencies, only changes in the sugar shell.
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==
''If you cannot complete your feature by the final development freeze, what is the backup plan?  This might be as simple as "None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour."  Or it might not.  If you feature is not completed in time we want to assure others that other parts of Sugar will not be in jeopardy.''
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Defer to 0.88
  
 
== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
''Is there upstream documentation on this feature, or notes you have written yourself?  Link to that material here so other interested developers can get involved.''
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Tomeu Vizoso has written a [http://blog.tomeuvizoso.net/2009/05/ad-hoc-wireless-networks-in-sugar.html blog post] about this feature.
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
''The Sugar Release Notes inform end-users about what is new in the release. An Example is [[0.84/Notes]]. The release notes also help users know how to deal with platform changes such as ABIs/APIs, configuration or data file formats, or upgrade concerns. If there are any such changes involved in this feature, indicate them here.  You can also link to upstream documentation if it satisfies this need.  This information forms the basis of the release notes edited by the release team and shipped with the release.''
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The new ad hoc networking facilities allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point. This is the so called under a tree scenario. OLPC provided that functionality using hardware mesh. This feature allows to provide that functionality with nearly all the wireless hardware. Furthermore it allows you to do share an internet connection using the same mechanism.
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:47, 5 November 2013

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See Features/Ad hoc Networking.

Summary

Allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point.

Owner

  • Email: simon AT sugarlabs.org

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.86
  • Last updated: 19.09.09
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

It allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point. This is the so called under a tree scenario. OLPC provided that functionality using hardware mesh. This feature allows to provide that functionality with nearly all the wireless hardware. Furthermore it allows you to do internet connection sharing.

Benefit to Sugar

It allows the Sugar users to create ad hoc networks with any given wireless hardware.

Scope

NetworkManager provides all the functionality needed to create Ad Hoc networks. In the sugar shell only the NetworkManager client needed to be changed to allow creating Ad Hoc networks and an option has been added to the frame network device.

Testing

Features/Obsolete/Ad hoc Networking/Testing

Under a tree

  • you need two computers with wireless capabilities
  • on machine A reveal the palette of the network device (in the frame at the bottom) and click 'Create Network'
  • a network item called "<your name>'s Network" is added in the neighborhood view
  • on machine B connect to this network
  • verify that both machines are connected to the same network; the network device is in connected state and both machines are in the same IP range (listed in the device item's palette)

Internet Connection sharing

  • you need two computers with wireless capabilities; one needs to either have a second wireless interface or a wired network interface; furthermore you need a wireless or wired connection to the internet
  • connect the machine with two interfaces to your internet connection
  • create on that machine an ad hoc network as well
  • connect on the other machine (B) to that ad hoc network
  • machine B should be able to use the internet connection of machine A; use for example the Browse activity to verify this.

User Experience

It allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point. This is the so called under a tree scenario. OLPC provided that functionality using hardware mesh. This feature allows to provide that functionality with nearly all the wireless hardware. Furthermore it allows you to do internet connection sharing.

Dependencies

No further dependencies, only changes in the sugar shell.

Contingency Plan

Defer to 0.88

Documentation

Tomeu Vizoso has written a blog post about this feature.

Release Notes

The new ad hoc networking facilities allows users to connect with each other over wireless in an ad hoc manner without infrastructure like an Access Point. This is the so called under a tree scenario. OLPC provided that functionality using hardware mesh. This feature allows to provide that functionality with nearly all the wireless hardware. Furthermore it allows you to do share an internet connection using the same mechanism.

Comments and Discussion