signal strength information not updated

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Mar 16 23:09:04 PDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 12:19:37PM +0100, Nicolas Hueppelshaeuser wrote:

> When establishing a wlan connection without wpa_supplicant it is
> possible to read back the actual signal strength information (iwconfig).
> When using the wpa_supplicant, this information is not updated and
> yields always the same values.

wpa_supplicant is force Host AP driver to use a different roaming mode
and signal strength values are not update properly in that state.

> Is there a way to force an update of this info at regular intervals when
> having the wpa_supplicant up?

Not without modifying the driver to either use more suitable roaming
mode or by making it somehow query the values in host-based roaming

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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