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Linux 2.6 - man page for wireless (linux section 7)

WIRELESS(7)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			      WIRELESS(7)

NAME
       wireless - Wireless Tools and Wireless Extensions

SYNOPSIS
       iwconfig
       iwpriv -a

DESCRIPTION
       The  Wireless  Extensions is an API allowing you manipulate Wireless LAN networking inter-
       faces.  It is composed of a variety of tools and configuration files. It is documented  in
       more detail in the Linux Wireless LAN Howto.
       The  Wireless Tools are used to change the configuration of wireless LAN networking inter-
       faces on the fly, to get their current configuration, to get statistics and diagnose them.
       They are described in their own man page, see below for references.
       Wireless  configuration is specific to each Linux distribution. This man page will contain
       in the future the configuration procedure for a few common  distributions.  For	the  time
       being, check the file DISTRIBUTIONS.txt included with the Wireless Tools package.

DEBIAN 3.0
       In Debian 3.0 (and later) you can configure wireless LAN networking devices using the net-
       work configuration tool ifupdown(8).

       File : /etc/network/interfaces

       Form : wireless-<function> <value>
	      wireless-essid Home
	      wireless-mode Ad-Hoc

       See also :
	      /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools
	      /usr/share/doc/wireless-tools/README.Debian

SuSE 8.0
       SuSE 8.0 (and later) has integrated wireless configuration in their network scripts.

       Tool : Yast2

       File : /etc/sysconfig/network/wireless
	      /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-*

       Form : WIRELESS_<function>=<value>
	      WIRELESS_ESSID="Home"
	      WIRELESS_MODE=Ad-Hoc

       See also :
	      man ifup
	      info scpm

ORIGINAL PCMCIA SCRIPTS
       If you are using the original configuration scripts from the Pcmcia package, you  can  use
       this method.

       File : /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts

       Form : *,*,*,*)
		  ESSID="Home"
		  MODE="Ad-Hoc"
		  ;;

       See also :
	      /etc/pcmcia/wireless
	      File PCMCIA.txt part of Wireless Tools package

AUTHOR
       Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hpl.hp.com
       http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/

SEE ALSO
       iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwspy(8), iwpriv(8), iwevent(8).

wireless-tools				   4 March 2004 			      WIRELESS(7)


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