Who wrote this page? Who's the "I"? -- DanRasmussen 2012-03-29 12:25:55
A Wireless Power Meter (aka. WPM) for Linux. Its home page: http://nocat.net/download/wpm/
I intended it to give you a nice signal strength meter for analyzing your wireless connection, and facilitate setting up point-to-point links. It will run in any terminal capable of displaying ANSI color (the Linux console, ETerm, Gnome Term, XTerm, Color RXVT, etc.) and gives you a nice, big signal strength bar and vital statistics.
- Radio ethernet connection that uses the Linux Wireless extensions
- The 'iwconfig' utility must be in your path
- Perl 5 (or better, nothing but core modules)
To run, simply type './wpm'. To quit, hit Control-C.
There are some tuning parameters at the top of the file, like polling interval, link margin, and red/green thresholds. Use the Source, Luke!
No, this is NOT a NetStumbler-alike; it will only tell you how the connection between it and your AP is doing. You can use it in conjunction with the 'iwspy' utility to also monitor other radios in an Ad-Hoc (aka Peer-to-Peer) network. See 'man iwspy' for details on how to do this: It's terrific for proving point to point paths, and getting the antenna pointed *just right*.
I threw this together in a couple hours. If you've modified it to do something really cool, I'd like a copy. If and when I update it, I'll post it to http://nocat.net/download/wpm/