How to get the link status when hostap driver is in managed mode

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Jul 10 19:15:57 PDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:53:35PM +0300, jar wrote:

> Thats funny because by using "./hostap_rid wlan0 get fd40" command I get 
> a value 05 00. 05 00 => Out of Range (in ESS)? The Link Quality is zero 
> but still I have the link working OK. That fd40 doesn't seem to be very 
> reliable?

Which station firmware version are you using? RID FD40 has worked for me
always or at least I don't remember any issues with it. I believe
PortStatus changes to out of range when the client has not received some
of the expected Beacon frames from the AP. It returns back to connected
once Beacon frames are being received again.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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