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NAME

       iwlist  -  Get  more  detailed  wireless  information  from  a wireless
       interface

SYNOPSIS

       iwlist interface scanning
       iwlist interface frequency
       iwlist interface rate
       iwlist interface key
       iwlist interface power
       iwlist interface txpower
       iwlist interface retry
       iwlist interface event
       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) will be
              impacted by the  current  setting  of  the  driver.  Also,  this
              command  is  supposed  to  take  extra  arguments to control the
              scanning behaviour, but this is currently not implemented.

       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.

       key/enc[ryption]
              List the encryption key sizes  supported  and  display  all  the
              encryption keys available 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.

       --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), wireless(7).