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

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

NAME
       iwpriv - configure optionals (private) parameters of a wireless network interface

SYNOPSIS
       iwpriv [interface]
       iwpriv interface private-command [private-parameters]
       iwpriv interface private-command [I] [private-parameters]
       iwpriv interface --all

DESCRIPTION
       Iwpriv  is  the	companion  tool to iwconfig(8).  Iwpriv deals with parameters and setting
       specific to each driver (as opposed to iwconfig which deals with generic ones).

       Without any argument, iwpriv list the available private commands available on each  inter-
       face,  and  the	parameters  that they require. Using this information, the user may apply
       those interface specific commands on the specified interface.

       In theory, the documentation of each device driver should indicate how to use those inter-
       face specific commands and their effect.

PARAMETERS
       private-command [private-parameters]
	      Execute the specified private-command on the interface.
	      The  command may optionally take or require arguments, and may display information.
	      Therefore, the command line parameters may or may not be needed  and  should  match
	      the  command  expectations.  The list of commands that iwpriv displays (when called
	      without argument) should give you some hints about those parameters.
	      However you should refer to the device driver documentation for information on  how
	      to properly use the command and the effect.

       private-command [I] [private-parameters]
	      Idem,  except  that I (an integer) is passed to the command as a Token Index.  Only
	      some command will use the Token Index (most will ignore it), and the  driver  docu-
	      mentation should tell you when it's needed.

       -a/--all
	      Execute  and  display  all the private commands that don't take any arguments (i.e.
	      read only).

DISPLAY
       For each device which support private commands, iwpriv will display the	list  of  private
       commands available.

       This  include the name of the private command, the number or arguments that may be set and
       their type, and the number or arguments that may be display and their type.

       For example, you may have the following display :
       eth0	 Available private ioctl :
		 setqualthr (89F0) : set   1 byte & get   0
		 gethisto (89F7) : set	 0	& get  16 int

       This indicate that you may set the quality threshold and display an histogram of up to  16
       values with the following commands :
	 iwpriv eth0 setqualthr 20
	 iwpriv eth0 gethisto

AUTHOR
       Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hpl.hp.com

FILES
       /proc/net/wireless

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

net-tools				 31 October 1996				IWPRIV(8)


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