'client role' active probing selective channel anytime ?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Tue Oct 19 22:02:19 EDT 2004


On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 06:33:01PM +0200, Colas GRONIER wrote:

> I think you can use the "prism2_param" script with the option "ap_scan"
> to regularly scan channels
> 
>  "ap_scan: interval (in seconds) between passive AP scans on different
>                 channels, 0 = disabled (default)"

This is only for AP (Master) mode, i.e., it will not change anything for
client modes. Current driver version does not have support setting
channel mask for scans, but this could be added. Active probing can be
initiated with a private ioctl (which is used, e.g., by wpa_supplicant),
but there is no command line tool for using this. It should be quite
easy to take the needed code for this from wpa_supplicant
(driver_hostap.c) if someone wants to make such a tool.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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