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From: Jean Tourrilhes (jtbougret.hpl.hp.com)
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 20:07:30 CST
On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 07:51:25PM -0600, Ali Mohammed-MALI1 wrote:
> Hi Jean,
> Pretty impressive collection of wireless tools.
> I downloaded the version 20 of the wireless tools and i am trying to
> use iwlist to get the list of neighboring ap's in range.
I must admit that the current API for APLIST in the Wireless
Extensions is quite broken. When I designed it, way back in the
prehistorical age of Wireless LANs, I didn't really had a clue how
this would evolve.
The good news is that I'm in the process of fixing the
Wireless Extensions for that. The bad news is that it will take a bit
of time before you see it working in your favorite driver.
In the meantime, I would recommend either to use the private
API of the driver or sniffing tools. Please ask competent people on
the Aironet mailing list (cc'ed).
> This list only has the entry for the AP that i
> am currently associated with. How about other ap' out there. What do i need
> to do to see them on the list? How is this list acquired is it through the
> ap you are bridging( from the ethernet)? or on the radio channel?
Most often, scanning is limited by default only to APs with
the same ESSID as yours. Check with the folks on the mailing list for
> Is there some other way i can get the list of AP's on the radio channel?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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