Features/Obsolete/Ad hoc Networking

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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: 14.08.09
  • Percentage of completion: 80%

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.

How To Test

Features/Obsolete/Ad hoc Networking/Test plan

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.

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