Scan in AP mode

Drasko DRASKOVIC drasko.draskovic
Fri Jul 19 02:32:47 PDT 2013

Hi Antonio,

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Antonio Quartulli <ordex at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:38:26AM +0200, Drasko DRASKOVIC wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Is possible to scan the network for oter APs when card is in AP mode?
> yes it is. But you need a recent kernel and iw tool.
> If I am not wrong you need both linux and iw 3.8 (at least).
> And in the iw help output you will see:
> "       dev <devname> scan [-u] [freq <freq>*] [ies <hex as 00:11:..>]
> [lowpri,flush,ap-force] [ssid <ssid>*|passive]"
> ap-force is what you are looking for.

It's good to know this.

Right now the only solution I have find is this one :
OpenWRT solves the problem similarly
( by wrapping it to `iwinfo`


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