Re: Atheros abg / madwifi trouble

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 15:45:10 -0500, Sven wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 13:40 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
>> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 13:31 -0500, Sven wrote:
>> > my last 10c: could NM not just monitor the "Link Quality" of the
>> > connection (as in /proc/net/wireless) and trigger a scan if that changes
>> > dramatically? (i guess also with a timer, since if the link quality is
>> > low anyway every change in LQ will be "dramatic" ...)
>> Unfortunately, the link quality is not reported uniformly by drivers.
>> Some only give you the signal level in dBm, many give you noise in dBm
>> (so at least one could do a signal-to-noise ratio for some idea of
>> quality), some drivers give you a quality but no maximum quality, and
>> some drivers actually do the right thing.  Furthermore, many drivers
>> don't report the correct maximum quality/max rssi for your particular
>> chipset.  Its really not good to rely on anything quality related at
>> this time.
> understood. i guess it's hard to find a solution that fits all...
> especially with all these different cards and drivers and... 
> i guess i would really really like to be able to stay connected to the
> ap, i.e. be able to stop the scanning, since i'm usually in one spot for
> a long time... and the constant disconnecting (even for a short time) is
> really annoying. any chance to have the scanning optional?
> Sven

maybe it's possible to implement a "hidden" preference in gconf to supply
a scan interval or even prevent scanning.
i'd like to prevent nm from scanning when i'm at home 'cause i know there
is only one access point!


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