Re: [RFC] make wext wireless bits optional and deprecate them

From: Johannes Berg
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 08:19:09 EST

> Instead of testing for wireless/, best thing would probably be to call
> SIOCGIWRANGE on the device and if it returns EOPNOTSUP then it's not
> wireless. Some drivers may have to load firmware to figure out
> supported rates and encryption capabilities, but to be honest, NM does
> this to detect wireless devices and I haven't run into any issues in 4
> years using it. If there are issues with drivers, then we need to fix
> the driver too.

I was about to propose calling SIOCGIWNAME since that is what
wireless-tools do and that linux/wireless.h indicates.


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