Features/Obsolete/Ad hoc Networking

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As an alternative to the mesh.


  • Email: simon AT sugarlabs.org

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.86
  • Last updated: 12.06.09
  • Percentage of completion: 80%

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.

Benefit to Sugar

It allows user 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.


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.

How To Test

User Experience

Easy way to set up a local wireless network.


No further dependencies, only changes in the sugar shell.

Contingency Plan

Defer to 0.88


Release Notes

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