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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for iwlist (redhat section 8)

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

NAME
       iwlist - Get wireless statistics from specific nodes

SYNOPSIS
       iwlist interface freq
       iwlist interface ap
       iwlist interface scan
       iwlist interface rate
       iwlist interface key
       iwlist interface power
       iwlist interface txpower
       iwlist interface retry
       iwlist --help
       iwlist --version

DESCRIPTION
       Iwlist  is  used to display some large chunk of information from a wireless network inter-
       face that is not displayed by iwconfig. This is typically list of parameters.

PARAMETERS
       freq/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.

       ap/accesspoint
	      Give  the  list  of  Access  Points in range, and optionally the quality of link to
	      them. This feature is obsolte and now  deprecated  in  favor  of	scanning  support
	      (below), and it will disappear in the future.

       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 depend on what the card support.
	      Triggering  scanning  is	a  priviledged operation (root only) and normal users can
	      only read letf-over scan results. By default, the way scanning is done  (the  scope
	      of the scan) will be impacted by the current setting of the driver. Also, this com-
	      mand is supposed to take extra arguments to control  the	scanning  behaviour,  but
	      this is currently not implemented.

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

       key/enc[ryption]
	      List  the encryption key sizes supported and display all the encryption keys avail-
	      ables in the device.

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

       txpower
	      List the various Transmit Power available on the device.

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

       --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.

FILES
       /proc/net/wireless

SEE ALSO
       iwconfig(8), ifconfig(8), iwspy(8).  iwpriv(8).

net-tools				 31 October 1996				IWLIST(8)


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