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iwlist



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 interface 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 num­
              ber 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.

       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.

       ap/accesspoint/peers
              Give the  list  of  Access  Points  in  range,  and
              optionally  the  quality of link to them. This fea­
              ture is obsolte 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  spe­
              cific  list  of Peers or Access Points, such as the
              list of Peers associated/registered with the  card.
              See your driver documentation for details.

       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),   iwspy(8).    iwevent(8),  iwpriv(8),  wire­
       less(7).

net-tools                31 October 1996                IWLIST(8)
  




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