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       wavemonrc - wavemon configuration file


       wavemon [-h] [-i ifname ] [-l] [-r] [-v]


       wavemon   stores   its   configuration   parameters   within  the  file
       ~/.wavemonrc in every user's home directory. This manpage  provides  an
       in-depth   description   of   the   available  options.  Every  setting
       corresponds to a configuration item  you'll  find  on  the  preferences
       screen within the program (F7 key).

       interface = <ifname>
              This  parameter  specifies,  you  guessed  it,  the  name of the
              interface wavemon uses for operation. Only valid identifiers  of
              existing  wireless  network  devices  are allowed, otherwise the
              program launch will fail.

       stat_updates = <n>
       (Statistics updates)
              This controls the intervals between updates  of  the  statistics
              data. Range: 10..4000ms.

       lhist_slot_size = <n>
       (Histogram update cycles)
              This determines how many obtained statistics values are averaged
              into one level histogram slot. So,  if  your  statistics  update
              interval  is  50ms  and  your  histogram  slot  size  is  4, the
              histogram is moved one slot  further  every  2  seconds.  Range:

       meter_smoothness = <n>
       (Level meter smoothness)
              Determines  the  responsiveness  of  level  meters, tracking the
              moving average rather than following each new sample. The  given
              value specifies the percentage of the history (the 'inertia') of
              preceding samples. A value of 0  disables  this  option.  Range:

       info_updates = <n>
       (Dynamic info updates)
              With this setting, you can control the intervals between updates
              of the dynamic device parameters, i.e.  those  values  that  may
              change,  but  not frequently. Dynamic parameters are for example
              the current bitrate of your wireless link. Range: 1..60s.

       override_auto_scale = (enabled|disabled)
       (Override scale autodetect)
              Setting this parameter to "enabled" overrides the auto-detection
              of the bar graph and histogram scale boundaries, allowing you to
              specify your own scales.

       min_signal_level, max_signal_level = <n>
       (Minimum signal level, Maximum signal level)
              These parameters allow you to set the left and right  boundaries
              of  the  signal  level  scales.  Ranges: -128..-60dBm (minimum),
              -59..120dBm (maximum).

       min_noise_level, max_noise_level = <n>
       (Minimum noise level, Maximum noise level)
              These work similar to  the  signal  boundary  settings.  Ranges:
              -128..-60dBm (minimum), -60..120dBm (maximum).

       random = (enabled|disabled)
       (Random signals)
              This  switch  controls  a fancy random generator you can use for
              testing functions and scales.

       lo_threshold_action = (disabled|beep|flash|beep+flash)
       (Low threshold action)
              This function allows you to  assign  a  warning  facility  to  a
              defineable threshold at the lower end of the signal scale. It is
              meant for alarming you when a signal appears at the receiver.

       lo_threshold = <n>
       (Low threshold)
              This defines the low threshold. Makes only sense when the  above
              setting is active. Range: -120..-60dBm.

       hi_threshold_action = (disabled|beep|flash|beep+flash)
       (High threshold action)
              This  is  similar  to  lo_threshold_action,  only  this time the
              threshold is at the upper end of the scale  and  the  action  is
              performed  when  the  signal  level drops below it. The acoustic
              signal is also different in order to be  easily  distinguishable
              from  the lower one. Correctly adjusted, this little fellow will
              tell you when you should move closer to the base station.

       hi_threshold = <n>
       (High threshold)
              This defines the high threshold. Makes only sense when the above
              setting is active. Range: -59..120dBm.

       startup_screen = (info|histogram|access points)
       (Startup screen)
              This  setting  determines  which of the screens will be shown at
              program startup.


       Jan Morgenstern <>

       The current maintainer is Gerrit Renker <>


       wavemon is free software; you can  redistribute  it  and/or  modify  it
       under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or  (at  your  option)  any
       later version.

       wavemon  is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
       ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of  MERCHANTABILITY  or
       FITNESS  FOR  A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
       for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with wavemon; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.