Good morning Daniel,
On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Daniel Wagner <wagi(a)monom.org> wrote:
> Please read the commit message of the patch before this to get
> An additional reason behind this patch is to resume the discussion about the
> supported IEEE standards 8021.11. Some time ago, we proposed the idea of add a
> new Service's property which provides information about the supported IEEE std
> 802.11 (a, b, g, n, ac, ...) by a WiFi network. At that time, Marcel exposed the
> reasons why he did not agree about the way we wanted to implement it. Now, after
> having got more experience on ConnMan we rebuild the idea but the aim of the
> modification remains the same; we want to add this information in order to
> provide to the user more precise information about the performances he could
> achieve and ease him to decide which is the most suitable network, if he can
> To develop this proposal, we would like to follow what is done for the signal
> strength, it means to update this new Service property with what the best BSS of
> the corresponding WiFi network supports. It would make complete sense because at
> the end, that would be the BSS to which we will connect. Therefore, each time a
> best BSS is updated because there is another with higher signal strength then
> the supported IEEE standards will also be updated thus we will always show
> reliable information.
> What do you think?
I've read the commit message and also this here. It sounds quite reasonable to me. So
I wondering what Marcel's arguments were. Do you happen to have a pointer for me so
that I can find the mails?
Here the archives , I would say that the discussion did not start
so well because I initially used the wrong concept when I said "actual
data rate"; that's not what we actually want to do because such
computation depends on too many variables, some of them even
continually changing as we said at that time. Now, it is clear that
what we want is to show the IEEE standards 8021.11: a, b, g, n, ac.
In addition, at that time we wanted to merge the capabilities of all
the BSSs belonging to a WiFi network. Now instead, we want to follow
the implementation done by the signal strength property thus to show
the capabilities of the best BSS of such WiFi network.
I hope it is now much more clear and we could agree in a way to
develop it. We are open to any suggestion and comment.
I'll give the patch some testing :)