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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Graphical wifi analyzerfor Gentoo Reply with quote

Could you recommend easy to use graphical wifi analyser from Portage? (eg. like iwScanner for Ubuntu)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wpa_gui ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaviermiller wrote:
wpa_gui ?


I need a function, which is drawing a chart with signal strength over a time, so I could find best antenna direction like here (inSSIder):
http://files.tested.com/uploads/0/5/5680-wifi_booster_testing.png
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xywa wrote:
I need a function, which is drawing a chart with signal strength over a time, so I could find best antenna direction [...]

Xywa ... I was going to suggest horst, but as you'd asked for a "graphical" app I'm not sure you'll settle for cli/curses.

Anyhow, I have an ebuild for 4.2 I can post if you're interested.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is linssid (a linux version of inssider) - unfortunatley not in portage. And I have error during compiling a source (missing and masked Gentoo package).

I have tried horst - but it doesnt like my wicd.

Code:
# ./horst
You need to put your interface into monitor mode!
(e.g. 'iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor' and 'horst -i mon0')


Code:
tux horst-4.2 # iwconfig wlan1 mode monitor channel X
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan1 ; Device or resource busy.
tux horst-4.2 # iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor channel X
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xywa ... there is a difference betweem iw, and iwconfig, the former is NL80211 aware, the latter is not (it uses the now depreciated WEXT). wireless-tools and wicd work because they use the compatibility layer, but they are not suitable for some tasks (like creating a monitor, without disturbing the currently active interface). So, you should emerge net-wireless/iw and follow the instructions provided by horst above.

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