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

jar jar at pcuf.fi
Thu Jul 8 16:53:35 EDT 2004


Gargi D wrote:
> 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

Thats funny because by using "./hostap_rid wlan0 get fd40" command I get 
a value 05 00. 05 00 => Out of Range (in ESS)? The Link Quality is zero 
but still I have the link working OK. That fd40 doesn't seem to be very 
reliable?

BR. Jar



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