WPA_gui signal indications are zero with nl80211

Kel Modderman kel at otaku42.de
Fri Dec 16 19:21:44 EST 2011


> Hello all,
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>                 I just got the latest development version of wpa_supplicant through git. I
> got the wpa_gui via apt-get. 
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> When I run wpa_supplicant with the -Dnl80211 driver (I am running ath5k) all the signal
> indications when doing scan in wpa_gui is zero and nothing I do can change that (even if I
> run wpa_supplicant v.0.7.3). if I run wpa_supplicant with -Dwext the signal indications
> are right.
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> Anyone knows why and how to fix it?

wpa_gui is parsing a quality value that the nl80211 driver doesn't yield that
wext does. Commit ef992bbd3b044eeea68c6677ff878cb1d2ed29c1 tries to improve the
situation by having wpa_gui report the signal strength in dBm.

Thanks, Kel.


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