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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).