Eva Juliana Maya Ortiz
emaya at unicauca.edu.co
Mon Oct 3 10:04:31 EDT 2005
I want to manage my wireless network cards and I've found that I can use
commands (wireless tools) or /proc files to get information, but I don't
know which option is better, for example:
I can get quality, signal level and noise level from /proc/net/wireless or
with iwconfig, but I don't know which option is better.
If I use /proc/net wireless I have to do:
256 - signal level(value of /proc/net/wireless)
256 - noise level(value of /proc/net/wireless)
quality(value of /proc/net/wireless) /94 (o divided by 92?)
to get signal and noise level in dBm and quality, right?
I can get my interfaces from /proc/net/dev or /proc/net/wireless, or prism
interfaces from /proc/net/hostap/ and atheros interfaces /proc/sys/dev/,
or with ifconfig or iwconfig, but I don't know if some of this options is
better than the others.
I've found that "iwlist interface peers" is going to be replaced by
"iwlist interface scan" in a future and that
/proc/sys/net/wlan0/associated_sta is going to have the same information
that "iwlist interface scan", right?, besides I could use
/proc/net/hostap/ to get clients of each interface, but I don't know
which option is better.
Thanks a lot for your help.
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