[Tutor] Getting singal strength of the received packet

Christian Wyglendowski Christian.Wyglendowski at greenville.edu
Tue Jul 19 23:23:38 CEST 2005

Signal strength is not stored in an IP packet.  It is more of a
radio-level statistic that would need to be gathered from the wireless
device somehow.


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> Hi,
> I am sending and receiving for a simple server application 
> over wirless link. 
> Can I get the signal strength of the received packet in Python? 
> One way would be to get the value of the RSSI from /proc/net/wireless.
> However I would like to get the signal strength (in terms of RSSI or
> dBm) of the specific packet. Is it possible to do this in Python.
> I am using hostAP driver, and know that using C, I can get 
> the packet RSSI. 
> Thanks 
> Santosh.
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