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[Enhancement] WiFiStatus plugin doesn't recognize 802.11ax radios

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SilverAzide
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[Enhancement] WiFiStatus plugin doesn't recognize 802.11ax radios

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Can the WifiStatus plugin be tweaked to show the latest radio type for WiFiInfoType=PHY? Currently, an 802.11ax wifi connection is returning "???" (which matches the documentation).

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C:\>netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

Interface name : Wi-Fi
There are 2 networks currently visible.

SSID 1 : XXXXXX
    Network type            : Infrastructure
    Authentication          : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption              : CCMP
    BSSID 1                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 95%
         Radio type         : 802.11ax
         Channel            : 1
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
         Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
    BSSID 2                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 99%
         Radio type         : 802.11ax
         Channel            : 149
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 24 39 156
         Other rates (Mbps) : 18 19.5 36 48 54

SSID 2 : XXXXXX
    Network type            : Infrastructure
    Authentication          : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption              : CCMP
    BSSID 1                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 99%
         Radio type         : 802.11ac
         Channel            : 44
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 24 39 156
         Other rates (Mbps) : 18 19.5 36 48 54
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Re: [Enhancement] WiFiStatus plugin doesn't recognize 802.11ax radios

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Can you try this test build out for me?

Rainmeter-4.4-r3447-beta.zip


I changed the code for

..Plugins\PluginWifiStatus\WifiStatus.cpp

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const WCHAR* ToString(DOT11_PHY_TYPE value)
{
	switch (value)
	{
	case dot11_phy_type_fhss: return L"FHSS";
	case dot11_phy_type_dsss: return L"DSSS";
	case dot11_phy_type_irbaseband: return L"IR-Band";
	case dot11_phy_type_ofdm: return L"802.11a";
	case dot11_phy_type_hrdsss: return L"802.11b";
	case dot11_phy_type_erp: return L"802.11g";
	case dot11_phy_type_ht: return L"802.11n";
	case dot11_phy_type_vht: return L"802.11ac";
	case dot11_phy_type_dmg: return L"802.11ad";
	case dot11_phy_type_he: return L"802.11ax";	
	default: return L"???";
	}
}
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/ddi/windot11/ne-windot11-_dot11_phy_type

I added values for "ad" and "ax". There may be other "new" types we might want to consider. I'll leave that to Brian to investigate.
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Re: [Enhancement] WiFiStatus plugin doesn't recognize 802.11ax radios

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jsmorley wrote: April 16th, 2021, 4:57 pm Can you try this test build out for me?
Perfect! :thumbup:
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Re: [Enhancement] WiFiStatus plugin doesn't recognize 802.11ax radios

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SilverAzide wrote: April 16th, 2021, 7:18 pm Perfect! :thumbup:

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Great! We will get it into the next beta. Likely tomorrow...