Incorrect data from iwconfig

David Gibson david at
Tue Sep 3 10:04:31 EST 2002

On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 03:56:13PM -0700, Phillip Davis wrote:
> Hello, I am using wireless-tools-25-1
> when I run iwconfig I get all the right information except in the link
> quality, signal level and noise level areas.  I get zeroes.  This is
> definitely not the case, as it works! and with previous versions of the
> wireless tools and the orinoco_cs module it has given me data there. 
> what could I have wrong or what could cause this bug/error?

You're using ad-hoc mode - signal levels are not well defined, because
they depend on which station you're talking to.  To monitor signal
level for a particular peer, use iwspy.

Also, please move orinoco driver related questions to the
orinoco-users list:

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