I have some trouble making my lan work.
I have a desktop linux pc on which I installed a dlink wireless card using the RaLink driver.
I have a laptop windows pc with a built-in wireless card.
I would like the two PCs to talk to each other.
On linux, the ralink module is loaded, and the card is configured as follows:
ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:""
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:1 MHz Cell: 5A:14:70:69:11:EA
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level:-121 dBm Noise level:-80 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
How come the two PCs do not ping each other?
There is no firewall in between.
Is there anything missing/wrong with the configuration?
Is there any special config I should change on windows?
Could any other wireless lan nearby cause any conflict?