Use the Wi-Fi driver

The owl device driver implements and reuses tools and interfaces that are de-facto standard in Linux systems. The pages below describes a number of common tools.

Wireless Tools

The Wireless Tools provide a set of console commands that can be used from the host platform in order to access a Wi-Fi device through the Wireless Extension API from the command line. Most of the configuration of the wireless device can be done with the provided iwconfig and iwlist commands.

WPA Supplicant

The WPA supplicant can be configured to control the roaming and IEEE 802.11 authentication/association of the owl device. The configuration is usually performed in a configuration file, e.g. /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.

Performance evaluation with TTCP and iperf

This page will briefly describe how to evaluate the throughput performance of the owl device driver and the HD Wireless Wi-Fi device.


This page will explain the roaming concept and ways to evaluate the roaming performance of the Wi-Fi device from HD Wireless.

Network Configuration with Ifup and ifdown tools

In Linux, network device configuration is usually specified in /etc/network/interfaces. This allows the usage of the tools ifup and ifdown.

Topic revision: r4 - 2010-10-21 - 08:30:09 - AndersGrahn

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