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Tomato and Wireless survey

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jeffjs, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. jeffjs

    jeffjs Network Guru Member

    I am not using wireless right now, so it's always disabled.

    Does the wireless survey feature in Tomato turn on wireless, take the survey and then shut it down?

    Or is there some small functionality on the radio that is alway on?

    Thanks.
     
  2. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I think it's more often used to detect any wireless devices (routers) in your neighborhood, and extract info that might help improve/troubleshoot/connect, ie which channels are being used. A simple wireless survey will normally reveal any available wireless access points in the area. AFAIK your access point must be disabled in order to get an accurate information regarding what channels are being used, hence the reason for losing your wireless connection when performing the wireless survey.

    Google might be best if you need a technical definition.

    Pharma
     
  3. jeffjs

    jeffjs Network Guru Member

    Thanks, I'll do some more searching, but haven't found anything yet.

    I understand what the wireless survey is for, and it works great on my router, but I just wanted to understand how software was controlling the wireless radio.

    It look like it turns it on and keeps it on until I the survey exits and stops polling.
     
  4. Tomato User

    Tomato User Network Newbie Member

    I'd like to know this too.
    I want the radio OFF period
     
  5. mvsgeek

    mvsgeek Addicted to LI Member

    Just for grins, I tried the following :

    1. Fired up Chanalyzer on laptop, and InSSider on phone - 2.4 and 5 GHz networks displayed on both devices.
    2. Disabled both 2.4 and 5 GHz networks on router.
    3. Waited until the networks disappeared completely from Chanalyzer and InSSider displays.
    4. Ran Wireless survey several times on router while carefully watching Chanalyzer and InSSider - neither 2.4 nor 5 GHz network showed up on either one.
    5. Enabled 2.4 and 5 GHz networks - both showed up 10 seconds after hitting 'Save'.

    If there is a component of the radio software that is required by wireless survey, it doesn't appear to activate the SSID's of either band. Or else it's up and down too quickly to be detected.
     
  6. lubmar

    lubmar Network Newbie Member

    ^
    so maybe only the "receiving part" is on , and the "sending part" is off during the survey ?
     
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  7. blackrhino

    blackrhino LI Guru Member

    While running the wireless survey, open the the status->overview page in another browser tab and you can watch the enabled/disabled radio indicator turning on and off at whatever interval your wireless survey is set to refresh. Make sure your status->overview page is set to refresh also, or you won't see this.
     
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  8. Tomato User

    Tomato User Network Newbie Member

    The part thats really bugging me is when I unbind the eth0 from my lan, the radio stays enabled and broadcasting with no way to shut it off.

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    EDIT**

    I ran these commands:
    wl radio off

    then:
    nvram commit

    then:

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    If I can find the command to disable ssid broadcast, I'll add it here


    **edit

    command doesn't survive a reboot, access control doesn't disable it either.
    Can only "disable" it with wl radio off.
    5gz is in hiatus, who knows what happend to it.
    I have no clue what to do now to make it permanent.
    Maybe I can pull the crystals to enforce my commands. :cool:



    Also**
    Basic>Network Unchecking Broadcast or Enable Wireless wont save, button has no response
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017 at 11:53 AM
  9. Tomato User

    Tomato User Network Newbie Member

    This might have been a incorrect advanced-vlan.asp file.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017 at 3:16 PM

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