Jul 172008
 


iwspy is a linux utility to check the link quality by checking against an IP Address or a Hardware address (MAC-Address) or DNS hostname (resolved through DNS) that is attached to the same Wireless network as the host itself. The reason being it depends on the ARP cache on the system. So, if there is an addresses not in the ARP cache you can then ping once before trying. iwlist can help you to set upto 8 addresses which can be monitored and read back the quality of the link.

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Jul 162008
 


iwlist command in Linux is used to extract more detailed information from a Wireless Network interface which may not be available from running the iwconfig command. This includes detailed information on available Wireless networks, Frequencies supported, power management support, Encryption key sizes supported, WPA keys configured on the device etc.

The general syntax is

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Jul 162008
 


Iwconfig like ifconfig is  a Wireless interface configuration utility in Linux.It is used to set the parameters of the  network  interface which are specific to the wireless operation. Iwconfig may also be used to display the parameters and the wireless statistics. iwconfig extracts these information from /proc/net/wireless file.

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Jul 042008
 


The broadcom BCM4328 Wirelss devices may not work with the current opensource drivers as it is not reverse engineered yet. The resolution would be to opt for the NDiswrapper option. One can use the Windows drivers with the NDiswrapper to workaround the situation.

NOTE: Please note this is a workaround only as using a Windows component may let your Kernel unsupported and there can be impact on the system performance as seen with older versions.

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Jul 012008
 


WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing WiFi profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks. At boot time, running WiFi Radar will automatically scan for an available preferred network and connect to it. You can drag and drop your preferred networks to arrange the profile priority.

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