standard way for location stuff is using the rx power to tell how close
the other device is ... ping isn't the way for this as Chris pointed out
you are going into the IP stack on the other machine you need something
down at the hardware level ... however how to get power control info from
a 802.11 card is left as an exercise for the reader :-)
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Ross O'Gorman wrote:
> I am trying to set up a wireless location system in the range of about
> 20-30 metres.
> I plan on locating the person using ping over a wireless
> The more acturate ping i can get the more acturately i can locate the
>> Does any one know how to get ping times down to microseconds?
> Or a program that can do this?
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