Signal strength through DBus interface

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Mon Aug 18 15:58:00 EDT 2014


On Sun, 2014-08-17 at 22:48 +1000, a.brooks2 at marathon-targets.com wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to interface to wpa_supplicant through the DBus interface -- 
> specifically I want to monitor the RSSI of my connection.
> I can find the BSS that it's connected to and read the "Signal" 
> property, so far so good.  But I notice that it updates only very slowly 
> (whereas I can see it change in real-time using e.g. "/sbin/iw wlan0 
> link").
> 
> Is this expected?  Is there a way to see the signal change faster 
> through the DBus interface?

There is no way to retrieve this information through the D-Bus interface
currently, but I'll send a patch that will do it.

Dan



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