How to get the link status when hostap driver is in managed mode

Derek Schuff schuffdl at ornl.gov
Thu Jul 8 16:06:07 EDT 2004


iwconfig wlan0 will show you which AP you are associated to, (if you are not 
associated, you get al 4's on hostap, and there is also signal and noise 
level data.

On Thursday 08 July 2004 03:48 pm, jar wrote:
> Hello
>
> When doing own scripts in host which is in Managed mode, it is sometimes
> needed to know if the link between the ap and the client is OK.
>
> Where you can easily see if the host currently associated and
> authenticated with AP. Can wireless tools directly offer that kind of
> information? At least the hostap driver knows when the link is ok. But
> how to get that information out. Doing "ping to_to_the_ap" is not so
> nice way to do it.
>
> BR. Jar
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