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Linux 2.6 - man page for iwlist (linux section 8)

IWLIST(8)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				IWLIST(8)

NAME
       iwlist - Get more detailed wireless information from a wireless interface

SYNOPSIS
       iwlist [interface] scanning
       iwlist [interface] frequency
       iwlist [interface] rate
       iwlist [interface] keys
       iwlist [interface] power
       iwlist [interface] txpower
       iwlist [interface] retry
       iwlist [interface] event
       iwlist [interface] auth
       iwlist [interface] wpakeys
       iwlist [interface] genie
       iwlist [interface] modulation
       iwlist --help
       iwlist --version

DESCRIPTION
       Iwlist  is  used  to display some additional information from a wireless network interface
       that is not displayed by iwconfig(8).  The main argument is used to select a  category  of
       information,  iwlist  displays  in detailed form all information related to this category,
       including information already shown by iwconfig(8).

PARAMETERS
       scan[ning]
	      Give the list of Access Points and Ad-Hoc cells in range, and  optionally  a  whole
	      bunch  of  information about them (ESSID, Quality, Frequency, Mode...). The type of
	      information returned depends on what the card supports.
	      Triggering scanning is a privileged operation (root only) and normal users can only
	      read left-over scan results. By default, the way scanning is done (the scope of the
	      scan) is dependant on the card and card settings.
	      This command takes optional arguments, however most drivers will ignore those.  The
	      option  essid is used to specify a scan on a specific ESSID. With some card/driver,
	      this enables to see hidden networks. The option last does not trigger  a	scan  and
	      read left-over scan results.

       freq[uency]/channel
	      Give  the  list  of  available  frequencies in the device and the number of defined
	      channels. Please note that usually the driver returns the total number of  channels
	      and only the frequencies available in the present locale, so there is no one-to-one
	      mapping between frequencies displayed and channel numbers.

       rate/bit[rate]
	      List the bit-rates supported by the device.

       keys/enc[ryption]
	      List the encryption key sizes supported and list all the encryption keys set in the
	      device.

       power  List the various Power Management attributes and modes of the device.

       txpower
	      List the various Transmit Powers available on the device.

       retry  List the transmit retry limits and retry lifetime on the device.

       ap/accesspoint/peers
	      Give  the  list  of  Access  Points in range, and optionally the quality of link to
	      them. This feature is obsolete and now deprecated  in  favor  of	scanning  support
	      (above), and most drivers don't support it.
	      Some  drivers  may  use  this  command to return a specific list of Peers or Access
	      Points, such as the list of Peers associated/registered with  the  card.	See  your
	      driver documentation for details.

       event  List the wireless events supported by the device.

       auth   List the WPA authentication parametes curently set.

       wpa[keys]
	      List all the WPA encryption keys set in the device.

       genie  List the Generic Information Elements set in the device (used for WPA support).

       modu[lation]
	      List the modulations supported by the device and the modulations currently enabled.

       --version
	      Display  the  version of the tools, as well as the recommended and current Wireless
	      Extensions version for the tool and the various wireless interfaces.

       --help Display short help message.

FILES
       /proc/net/wireless

SEE ALSO
       iwconfig(8), iwspy(8).  iwevent(8), iwpriv(8), wireless(7).

wireless-tools				  13 April 2006 				IWLIST(8)


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