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Old 07-19-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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Getting AP signal strength via C program ...


Hi all,

I would like to get AP signal strength via C program but I am not sure where to start. I am currently using orinoco drivers for Linksys PC wireless card v.3.

Is there any way I can get the signal strength that we get via 'iwconfig' ? I would prefer not to load hostap drivers .. but if its the only way or the simpler way to go then I would go ahead and do it. (I dont know how to get it through hostap too ... but I guess some documentation can be found on the hostap website)

Please let me know if there is anything important I missed.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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I figured out a way (this is not a clean way, but works ) . I am using system call to record the AP signal strength from /proc/net/wireless ....

However if there is any other way please let me know.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 09:30 PM   #3
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No such file or directory

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Hi

I figured out a way (this is not a clean way, but works ) . I am using system call to record the AP signal strength from /proc/net/wireless ....

However if there is any other way please let me know.

Thanks.
When I write /proc/net/wireless
It gives me : No such file or directory

Anybody know?
 
Old 01-05-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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hi,

Do like this:

[root@localhost RT2870STA]# cat /proc/net/wireless
Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets | Missed
face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt frag retry misc | beacon
ra0: 0000 10. 0 169 0 0 0 0 0 0

Regards,
Ravi
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #5
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I tried
It stills gives me : No such file or directory

It seems that it needs wireless tools to be installed. Do not you think that?
 
Old 01-07-2009, 03:35 AM   #6
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by default,it is there in our system.In my Redhat 9 based system,i am having all wireless commands.Which system are you using?
If it not there,then you can download wireless_tools.0.28 tools package,go through the README and INSTALL files,then you will be gettinng those commands.Then load your driver file for that device and then you can try the above mentioned commands.

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