Check wireless link quality with dialog box

while [ i != 0 ]; do sleep 1 | dialog --clear --gauge "Quality: " 0 0 $(cat /proc/net/wireless | grep $WIRELESSINTERFACE | awk '{print $3}' | tr -d "."); done
The variable WIRELESSINTERFACE indicates your wireless interface

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By: ncaio
2009-05-31 16:09:23

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Error: Expected a number for token 4 of --gauge. Use --help to list options.
monkey123456 · 545 weeks and 4 days ago
Hi, you really have the file /proc/net/wireless? Test: test -e /proc/net/wireless || echo "not found"
ncaio · 545 weeks and 3 days ago
Yes I do, I ran your command, returned nothing. Running: cat /proc/net/wireless shows the data. (running archlinux, i686)
monkey123456 · 545 weeks and 3 days ago
please, copy and paste to me your /proc/net/wireless . I test the command on slackware.
ncaio · 545 weeks and 3 days ago
Here it is: Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets | Missed | WE face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt frag retry misc | beacon | 22 wlan0: 0000 100. -44 -91. 0 0 0 0 0 0
monkey123456 · 545 weeks and 3 days ago
trained monkeys are working...
ncaio · 545 weeks and 3 days ago
generic way was to use the variable WIRELESSINTERFACE.
ncaio · 545 weeks and 3 days ago
I can confirm it's now working correctly. Thank you.
monkey123456 · 545 weeks and 2 days ago
P? cara! Massa! Aonde eu ando as gatas se ligam...
faustofilho · 458 weeks and 2 days ago

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