[PATCH] add frequency to network block config

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Mon Sep 11 08:48:31 EDT 2006


On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 10:15 +0200, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> 
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:31:19PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Adds a frequency key to network configuration blocks, specified in MHz.
> > If specified, the frequency for a network block overrides _any_ scanned
> > BSSID frequency on the grounds that the user knows best.  Necessary for
> > Ad-Hoc networks in which the user creating a non-existing Ad-Hoc network
> > with a given frequency/channel#.
> 
> Nice addition - but personally I would prefer to be able to specify
> the channel number instead of the frequency.

Jouni, do you have any preference?  I guess I'd prefer frequency because
channel numbers vary a ton across different standards, while frequency
is always unique.  And its quite easy to map channel <-> frequency based
on what drivers return from SIOCGIWRANGE (as long as the stupid drivers
get it right).

Dan

> Regards,
> Brix
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