iwpriv and signal strength
jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun Feb 15 19:13:48 EST 2004
On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 10:00:11AM +0000, David Goodenough wrote:
> 1) When in AP mode, how do I stop packets from one slave station being
> rebroadcast to all the other slave stations? Is it the iwpriv command
> bridge_packets that I need to set to 0?
> 2) Is there anywhere a description of all the iwpriv commands? I know I can
> get a list of the supported ones for a card using iwpriv,
README file in hostap-driver
> 3) Why is the signal strength shown in iwlist xxxx scan so different
> from that shown by iwconfig when connected to another station. I have
> seen differences of up to 20dB. Maybe I am misinterpretting the numbers.
They are fetched from the wlan card using two completely different
mechanisms. In addition, the signal strength reporting has changed
between different station firmware versions and I haven't bothered
trying to figure out all possible combinations.
Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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