Re: rids

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-10-14 05:47:08 UTC

On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 01:52:23PM +0200, Victor Aleo wrote:

> Uhmm...What you mean by "some kind of protocol"? Is it inside the scope
> of 802.11?

No, it is not in the scope of 802.11. I mean some additional program that would make this information available to APs.

> I have checked the MIBs in the standard, but there is no information
> about this point in the STA side. This is very annoying, because I would
> only need one bit field information in the MIB of the STA with the next
> meaning: "Is it possible to reach another AP?"

This is not the way 802.11 networks work.. In 802.11 it is the station that decides when to associate with another AP and thus there is mechanism for sending scanning results from station to AP. If you want this information, I would guess you will need to install additional software to every station host..

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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