Package: inet.node.inet


compound module

Models a host with (default) one wireless (802.11) card in infrastructure mode. This module is basically a StandardHost with an Ieee80211Interface with mgmt.typename = Ieee80211MgmtSta added. It should be used in conjunction with AccessPoint, or any other AP model which contains Ieee80211Interface with mgmt.typename = Ieee80211MgmtAp.

NodeStatus IEnergyStorage IEnergyManagement IEnergyGenerator IMobility PcapRecorder InterfaceTable ILoopbackInterface IWirelessInterface IPppInterface IEthernetInterface ITunnelInterface IVlanInterface INetworkLayer INetworkLayer INetworkLayer MessageDispatcher IUdp ITcp ISctp MessageDispatcher IApp MessageDispatcher

Inheritance diagram

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Known subclasses

Name Type Description
AdhocHost compound module

A wireless host containing routing, mobility and energy components. Supports IPv4 network protocol, TCP, UDP, and SCTP as transport protocol. This is a typical mobile node which can participate in adhoc routing and may have TCP/UDP applications installed. Supports ICMP (ping) too.


Name Type Description
StandardHost compound module

IPv4 host with SCTP, TCP, UDP layers and applications. IP forwarding is disabled by default (see forwarding).


Name Type Default value Description
hasStatus bool false
osgModel string ""

3D model for OSG visualization, no 3D model by default

osgModelColor string ""

tint color, no colorization by default

canvasImage string ""

image for canvas visualization, no image by default

canvasImageColor string ""

tint color, no colorization by default

numPcapRecorders int 0
numLoInterfaces int 1
numWlanInterfaces int 1
numEthInterfaces int 0

minimum number of ethernet interfaces

numPppInterfaces int 0

minimum number of PPP interfaces

numTunInterfaces int 0
numVlanInterfaces int 0
hasIpv4 bool true
hasIpv6 bool false
hasGn bool false
forwarding bool false
multicastForwarding bool false
hasUdp bool firstAvailableOrEmpty("Udp") != ""
hasTcp bool firstAvailableOrEmpty("Tcp", "TcpLwip", "TcpNsc") != ""
hasSctp bool false
numApps int 0


Name Value Description
labels node
display i=device/wifilaptop


Name Direction Size Description
radioIn [ ] input numWlanInterfaces
pppg [ ] inout numPppInterfaces
ethg [ ] inout numEthInterfaces

Unassigned submodule parameters

Name Type Default value Description
status.initialStatus string "UP"

TODO @signal, @statistic

pcapRecorder.verbose bool false

whether to log packets on the module output

pcapRecorder.pcapFile string ""

the PCAP file to be written

pcapRecorder.pcapLinkType int -1

the network type header field in the PCAP file, see http://www.tcpdump.org/linktypes.html (1=ethernet, 204=ppp, 105=IEEE 802.11, ...) (-1 means autodetect based on first recordable packet)

pcapRecorder.snaplen int 65535

maximum number of bytes to record per packet

pcapRecorder.dumpBadFrames bool true

enable dump of frames with hasBitError

pcapRecorder.moduleNamePatterns string "wlan[*] eth[*] ppp[*]"

space-separated list of sibling module names to listen on

pcapRecorder.sendingSignalNames string "packetSentToLower"

space-separated list of outbound packet signals to subscribe to

pcapRecorder.receivingSignalNames string "packetReceivedFromLower"

space-separated list of inbound packet signals to subscribe to

pcapRecorder.dumpProtocols string "ethernetmac ppp ieee80211mac"

space-separated list of protocol names as defined in the Protocol class

pcapRecorder.packetFilter string "*"

which packets are considered, matches all packets by default

pcapRecorder.packetDataFilter string "*"

which packets are considered based on the data they contain, matches all packets by default

pcapRecorder.helpers string ""

usable PcapRecorder::IHelper helpers for accept packettype and store/convert packet as specified linktype currently available: "inet::AckingMacToEthernetPcapRecorderHelper"

pcapRecorder.alwaysFlush bool false

flush the pcapFile after each write to ensure that all packets are captured in case of a crash

pcapRecorder.displayStringTextFormat string "rec: %n pks"
interfaceTable.displayAddresses bool false

whether to display IP addresses on links

Source code

// Models a host with (default) one wireless (802.11) card in infrastructure mode.
// This module is basically a ~StandardHost with an ~Ieee80211Interface with
// mgmt.typename = ~Ieee80211MgmtSta added.
// It should be used in conjunction with ~AccessPoint, or any other AP model
// which contains ~Ieee80211Interface with mgmt.typename = ~Ieee80211MgmtAp.
module WirelessHost extends StandardHost
        numWlanInterfaces = default(1);

File: src/inet/node/inet/WirelessHost.ned