[PATCH] Setting quality in scan results

Matt Brown matt
Thu Apr 22 00:02:10 PDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 18:53, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> Then you are trying to redefine Wireless Extensions.  I'm not against it,
> but such "activism" in drivers would be unhelpful.  What if Jean decides
> that "no quality data" is -1 rather than 0?
> <snip>
> The problem is, the requirement to return quality data for the scan
> results is not just a bug in iwlist.  It's a limitation of the wireless
> extensions API.  Not using iwlist won't fix the API problem.  The
> application will need to know what each driver means when it returns the
> scan data.

OK. Thanks for taking the time to explain this to me, I'm only just
beginning to fully understand the intricacies of how the wireless
extensions work. I will concede to your experience and knowledge :)

Is there are wireless extensions list where a discussion such as this
would be better suited? From the wireless extensions page I see no
mention of such a place. 


Matt Brown
Email: matt at mattb.net.nz
GSM  : 021 611 544

More information about the Hostap mailing list