HostAP station signal strengths

Jason Carr jason at flacid.org
Wed Jan 7 14:15:51 EST 2004


Also, I'm assuming that signal means signal and silence means noise.
(that's quite an opposite word)

My S/N for that specific station would be as follows:

20 log(10) * (201 / 170) = 23.6470588

Is this correct?

- Jason

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 01:35:20PM -0500, Jason Carr wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I want to look at building a web interface for viewing statuses of
> my HostAP, and looked at the specific station MAC addresses listed
> in /proc/net/hostap/wlan0/.  Is there documentation as to what most
> of this means?  Some are obvious, such as:
> 
> supported_rates=1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
> 
> But some are less than obvious, such as these:
> 
> aid=1
> flags=0x0003 AUTH ASSOC
> capability=0x11
> jiffies=158012061
> last_rx: silence=170 signal=201 rate=10
> 
> I'm really interisted in all of the data, to work it into the web
> interface.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> - Jason
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