TestMode / Continous TX?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Wed Jan 26 21:50:34 EST 2005


On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 12:05:16PM -0500, Tony Espy wrote:

> While doing preliminary FCC emissions testing for the Pepper Wireless 
> Pad, we were asked to put the WiFi card into continous transmit mode.
> 
> I have a copy of the Prism Firmare Programmer's Manual (v2.3.0) and 
> Appendix F describes how to send FW test commands to the card.  Looks 
> like test mode "E" places the card into continuous TX mode, and mode "F" 
> gracefully stops the test mode.
> 
> After going thru all of the various READMEs ( hostap-utils, 
> hostap-driver, etc... ) it looks like there's no way to initiate any of 
> these test modes using the HostAP driver and it's associated utilities.
> Am I correct in this assumption?

Well, not completely. Monitor mode uses one of the test modes. Anyway,
most of the test modes are not supported in the driver.

> If so, would it be possible to modify the default driver to support some 
> of these test modes via a driver-specific parameter?

This should be a pretty easy thing to implement. However, I'm not going
to include it in the normal driver releases because of it being a bit
too efficient DoS tool.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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