Ad Hoc Wireless Option in TomatoUSB?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by cray54, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. cray54

    cray54 Reformed Router Member

    Is Ad Hoc wireless supported in TomatoUSB?

    It does not seem to be available thought the GUI, but perhaps from the command line?
  2. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

    Ad hoc is typically used for peer to peer connections not involving an access point. What are you trying to accomplish? There may be a better way.
  3. cray54

    cray54 Reformed Router Member

    I'm interested in experimenting with multipoint-to-multipoint mesh networking. I'm currently under the impression ad hoc w/ some sort of routing protocol is the way this is typically accomplished.

    I have found plenty of examples for setting up a reliable self-healing mesh using ad-hoc. I have not yet found many good examples of using WDS as a mesh, but I am interested if you know of any.
  4. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    WDS can be used like a mesh by enabling STP, but it's not the way things are normally done. AFAIK Tomato doesn't have a Mesh networking system like Babel or OLSR. There are other third party firmwares that do, such as OpenWRT, Gargoyle, or dd-wrt.
  5. cray54

    cray54 Reformed Router Member

    If I can get WDS to operate reliably, I will experiment with mesh and STP. I'll go back to some DD-WRT mesh experimentation another time (I'm experimenting with Tomato with my hardware at this time).

    Thanks, Chris
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