Well, up until now the interactions have all been via the ioctl API or the
ifconfig command. Both are cumbersome.

There's a decent amount of library code in ifconfig for wifi and regulatory
related stuff. It could be broken out into a public library..

-adrian



On 15 October 2013 07:35, Eric Turgeon <ericturgeon....@gmail.com> wrote:

> If You have user documentation, I could use that rather then ifconfig.
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>
>> I'd rather that the ioctl API be used, rather than the output of
>> 'ifconfig'.
>>
>> It's likely about time the ioctl API was turned into a library for
>> userland to use. That way it could be imported into python/etc via C
>> bindings.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> -adrian
>>
>>
>>
>> On 15 October 2013 04:16, Eric Turgeon <ericturgeon....@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Adrian
>>>
>>> That is OK,  I have download the source code of Wifimgr, it use
>>> ifconfig. I was using "ifconfig wlan0 scan", it was to slow to display
>>> info, but in the Wifimgr code they use
>>>  "ifconfig -v wlan* list scan" and "ifconfig wlan* list scan". I also
>>> found wifimgr calculate S:N to find the percentage of the connection, it is
>>> (S - N) * 4.
>>> I have also read further ifconfig manual, I suppose ifconfig will be a
>>> kind of API for my work.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Eric
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Not sure. I've not really focused on the userland side of the API at
>>>> all I'm sorry.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -adrian
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 13 October 2013 17:09, Eric Turgeon <ericturgeon....@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Were is the documentation for that API.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> What do you mean like "connection percentage" ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Do you mean like signal strength? If so, then yes.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You can then make some basic heuristic guesses mapping signal level /
>>>>>> RSSI to a connection percentage based on some assumptions. For example, 
>>>>>> you
>>>>>> could look at the minimum RSSI required to guarantee some decent 
>>>>>> stability
>>>>>> at each receive/transmit rate (from 1mbit->54mbit, then MCS1->MCS23) and
>>>>>> then use that to map out connection percentage (where stable at MCS0 /
>>>>>> 1mbit would be lowest, and stable at MCS7/54mbit would be 100%.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> HTH,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -adrian
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 13 October 2013 16:08, Eric Tugeon <ericturgeon....@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>> I work on a Python GTK network manager for FreeBSD/GhostBSD, it will
>>>>>>> look similar to 
>>>>>>> https://projects.gnome.org/**NetworkManager/<https://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/>.
>>>>>>> I want to know if we have wireless API like connection percentage?
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>>
>
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