How to get the link status when hostap driver is in managed mode
gargid at cdacindia.com
Thu Jul 8 16:43:03 EDT 2004
Alternatively you can also read a particular RID Value i.e. RID FD40.
If you have installed hostap utils running the following command will give
you the status
./hostap_rid wlan0 get fd40
where wlan0 is ur interface
One of the following values would be returned. If in managed mode values 1,
2, 4 and 5 make sense.
1 = Disabled
2 = Searching for initial connection
3 = Connected to IBSS
4 = Connected to ESS (see note)
5 = Out of Range (in ESS)
6 = Connected to WDS
8 = Started Host AP
Miss. Gargi Dadhich
Member Technical Staff
Networking and Internet Software Group (NISG)
Tel: 020-25694000/1/2/3 Extn: 484
> iwconfig wlan0 will show you which AP you are associated to, (if you are
> 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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