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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?

  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.

  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.

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