Howdy Linux experts. I am going to be running long-distance antenna tests with
the PSAS rocket patch antenna and a directional receive antenna. I'm looking to
operate 802.11 up to 100km in these tests. More details on the experiment will
be forthcoming as I'd love to get some others involved for the actual tests.
My current computer setup is Debian 7.2 i386 32-bit with the Alpha Networks
AWUS051NH usb wireless cards we use already on the rocket.
What I need to figure out now is two-fold:
a good method for controlling and quickly switching the modes on the AWUS051NH.
During testing I would like to be able to switch between channels, modes,
encoding (802.11b or g) and power levels (on amps) automatically (or easily).
This will allow me to test many configurations at various transmit levels in a
recommendations for software to analyze the signals and data transfer. As I
cycle through these various modes I want to capture the transfer speed and bit
error rate. As I get really far away I want to determine the minimum transmit
power and its resulting maximum transfer rate and error-rate.
I appreciate any advice you can provide. I don't use Linux a lot so appreciate
any simplification you can do for me :-). I'm happy to follow tutorials if you
can point me to any to achieve what I need.
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