Can anyone tell me whether rt2x00 driver really supports [b2sqrz56r]MESH[/b2sqrz56r][/color2sqrz56r] mode in RT73 chipset??
I'm now trying to make TP-LINK TL-W321G+ (chip ralink [b2sqrz56r][i2sqrz56r]RT2571WF[/i2sqrz56r][/b2sqrz56r]) working in the [b2sqrz56r][i2sqrz56r]MESH[/i2sqrz56r][/b2sqrz56r] mode.
But unfortunately, I'm failed to configure the wlan0 interface in mesh mode.
I use the driver [i2sqrz56r]compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc1.tar.bz2 [/i2sqrz56r]from [u2sqrz56r][i2sqrz56r]wireless.kernel.org[/i2sqrz56r][/u2sqrz56r].
After I added a 'mesh' type interface and when I began to ifconfig it up, the error appears
SIOCSIFFLAGS Name not unique on network.
Can anyone help me with the problem?
That error sounds like a configuration error and not a hardware error, I suggest looking for some Mesh mode configuration manual.
I just followed the HOWTO http//www.open80211s.org/trac/wiki/HOWTO
but things did not work as expected.
After creating new interface for mesh "iw dev wlan0 interface add mesh type mp mesh_id mymesh".
I turned the mesh interface up by "ifconfig mesh up".
I got the following error message
" SIOCSIFFLAGS Name not unique on network "
And when I deactivated the wlan0 interface by "iw dev wlan0 del" and try to turn the mesh interface up again.
It seemed to be fine.
But the interface mode still was Managed . I think the mesh mode was not supported by rt2x00 driver.
So I am just wondering whether rt2x00 driver really support mesh mode?
yes, rt2x00 supports Mesh mode.
As for the other, you best request support on the website where you found the howto, since I never used it before.