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Driver wireless event viewer logging

The Intel® Wireless Event Viewer is one of the many tools available with the Intel® PROSet/Wireless connection utility as a part of the default installation.

The primary purpose of this plug-in is to enable end users and administrators as well as developers to capture and view wireless events being broadcast from the driver or the wireless stack to all of the applications above, which have registered for these events.

One of the sub-features of this plug-in is the driver log. This is accessed from the main Intel® PROSet/Wireless connection utility window from Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter > Wireless Event Viewer > file > settings. The purpose of this feature is to enable driver-specific events to be viewed using the Intel® Wireless Event Viewer.

This feature can also be turned on from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless IT administrator tool, which is a tool/plug-in provided by the Intel® PROSet/Wireless connection utility as a part of its IT tools pack.

Driver log view from the Intel Wireless Event Viewer:

Wireless Event Viewer

Driver log view from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless IT administrator tool:

To turn off this feature, uncheck "Enable Driver Event Logging" checkbox.

There are three log levels for this feature:

  1. Off (no driver events)
  2. Normal/standard (partial event list)
  3. Troubleshooting (full event list)

Flow of events:
The driver Intel® Wireless Event Viewer logging starts as soon the driver initiates a connection. The connection is initiated when the user creates a network profile using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless connection utility or through the Intel® PROSet/Wireless IT administrator tool. Below are some important events from the driver (the list below is not a complete list of events):

  1. The ‘Attempt to Connect’ event is the first event from the driver and it is displayed to the user on the Intel® Wireless Event Viewer in the below format:
    ATC BSSID SSID Channel RSSI=”RSSI value”
    An example of this event is:
    ATC 001B90573FE0 TSNOfficeWLAN 11 RSSI=-33
  2. ‘Rx Association Success’ is the second event from the driver after a successful association with the access point (AP) and it is displayed to the user on the Intel® Wireless Event Viewer in the below format:
    RxAssocResp BSSID SSID Channel
    An example of this event is:
    RxAssocResp 001B90573FE0 TSNOfficeWLAN 11
  3. If the association with the AP failed, the driver will trigger the event ‘Rx Association failure’ event and it is displayed to the user on the Intel® Wireless Event Viewer in the below format:
    AssociationFailure BSSID SSID Channel Reason
    An example of this event is:
    AssociateIOFailure 001B90573FE0 TSNOfficeWLAN 11 CNCT_ASSOC_REFUSED

This feature is supported on Microsoft Windows 7*, Microsoft Windows Vista* as well as Microsoft Windows XP*. This feature is supported for both 32-bit as well as 64-bit operating systems. This feature is supported for all Intel® wireless cards upwards of Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5000 series.

Related Topics:
Intel® Wireless Event Viewer

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-032726
Last Modified: 09-Apr-2014
Date Created: 08-Aug-2011
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