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NAME

       wireless - Wireless Tools and Wireless Extensions

SYNOPSIS

       iwconfig
       iwpriv -a

DESCRIPTION

       The  Wireless Extensions is an API allowing you manipulate Wireless LAN
       networking interfaces.  It is  composed  of  a  variety  of  tools  and
       configuration  files.  It  is  documented  in  more detail in the Linux
       Wireless LAN Howto.
       The Wireless Tools are used to change the configuration of wireless LAN
       networking  interfaces  on the fly, to get their current configuration,
       to get statistics and diagnose them. They are described  in  their  own
       man page, see below for references.
       Wireless configuration is specific to each Linux distribution. This man
       page will contain in the future the configuration procedure for  a  few
       common   distributions.   For   the   time   being,   check   the  file
       DISTRIBUTIONS.txt included with the Wireless Tools package.

DEBIAN 3.0

       In Debian 3.0 (and later) you can  configure  wireless  LAN  networking
       devices using the network configuration tool ifupdown(8).

       File : /etc/network/interfaces

       Form : wireless-<function> <value>
              wireless-essid Home
              wireless-mode Ad-Hoc

       See also :
              /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools
              /usr/share/doc/wireless-tools/README.Debian

SuSE 8.0

       SuSE  8.0  (and  later)  has integrated wireless configuration in their
       network scripts.

       Tool : Yast2

       File : /etc/sysconfig/network/wireless
              /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-*

       Form : WIRELESS_<function>=<value>
              WIRELESS_ESSID="Home"
              WIRELESS_MODE=Ad-Hoc

       See also :
              man ifup
              info scpm

ORIGINAL PCMCIA SCRIPTS

       If you are using the original configuration  scripts  from  the  Pcmcia
       package, you can use this method.

       File : /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts

       Form : *,*,*,*)
                  ESSID="Home"
                  MODE="Ad-Hoc"
                  ;;

       See also :
              /etc/pcmcia/wireless
              File PCMCIA.txt part of Wireless Tools package

AUTHOR

       Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hpl.hp.com
       http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/

SEE ALSO

       iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwspy(8), iwpriv(8), iwevent(8).