Subject: Re: Time to deprecate wiconfig?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/2002 13:35:59
In 802.11 ad hoc mode, one thing that wiconfig can do that ifconfig
cannot is to let you set a different SSID to join than to create.
Also, wiconfig lets you set the MAC. Does ifconfig permit that? I did
not think it did.
Wiconfig lets you set the access point density. This affects how bad
the signal quality can get before a STA will probe for a new AP.
Wiconfig will set the RTS threshold. I do not know if this is an
802.11-standard parameter, but if it is, it belongs in ifconfig, also.
The maximum data length is also set by wiconfig. Possibly that is an
Wiconfig lets you turn the "firmware roaming function" on and off. I do
not know precisely what that function is, but I will find out.
Besides AP scans and statistics, I think all the rest of wiconfig is
On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 09:00:18AM -0700, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> Now that ifconfig can do basically all the things you need to do with
> 802.11 interfaces, I think we should deprecate wiconfig. At the very
> least, we should identify which bits of wiconfig are not currently in
> ifconfig, and consider which ones are appropriate to move over.
> -- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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