Getting the list of all ESSID in range in Linux?
LEE, Yui-wah (Clement)
leecy at dnrc.bell-labs.com
Thu Dec 6 02:14:33 EST 2001
Using Orinoco card on Linux, is there a way to get the list of all
available ESSIDs in range? I know I can get a single ESSID -- the
currently associated one -- by SIOCGIWESSID, but I want to get all
available in range.
I looked at the source code of all three drivers: wvlan_cs,
wavelan2_cs, and orinoco_cs, it looks to me that the answer is "no" --
at least at the present moment. On the other hand, on Windows
platform, this feature is supported.
Even the Linux wireless extension, as defined in <linux/wireless.h>
does not seem to define an API for that.
If this feature is not currently supported, is there any plan to
support it in the future?
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