Periodic scanning and larger beacon timers.

Ben Greear greearb at
Mon Jan 24 19:11:41 EST 2011

I'm currently using an AP with beacon timer of 240.  I believe this is
beyond the normal dwell time for passive scans, and what I'm seeing is
that occassionally, wpa_supplicant gets into a state where it scans every
5 seconds but doesn't ever find the AP.

Any opinions on adding some randomization to the scan timers so that
they cannot get stuck in a dead zone between beacons?


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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