iwpriv and signal strength

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Feb 15 16:13:48 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 10:00:11AM +0000, David Goodenough wrote:

> 1) When in AP mode, how do I stop packets from one slave station being
> rebroadcast to all the other slave stations?  Is it the iwpriv command
> bridge_packets that I need to set to 0?


> 2) Is there anywhere a description of all the iwpriv commands?  I know I can
> get a list of the supported ones for a card using iwpriv, 

README file in hostap-driver

> 3) Why is the signal strength shown in iwlist xxxx scan so different
> from that shown by iwconfig when connected to another station.  I have
> seen differences of up to 20dB.  Maybe I am misinterpretting the numbers.

They are fetched from the wlan card using two completely different
mechanisms. In addition, the signal strength reporting has changed
between different station firmware versions and I haven't bothered
trying to figure out all possible combinations.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

More information about the Hostap mailing list