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       $HOME/.wavemonrc - wavemon configuration file


       wavemonrc  is  the  per-user  configuration  file for wavemon(1).  This page describes its
       individual configuration options.   Each  corresponds  to  a  configuration  item  of  the
       Preferences screen (F7 key), whose on-screen name is shown in parentheses.

       interface = <ifname>
              Selects the wireless interface to use.

       cisco_mac = (on|off)
       (Cisco-style MAC addresses)
              If  enabled,  display  MAC  addresses using lower-case hex digits separated by dots
              rather than colons.

       sort_order = (channel|essid|mac|signal|open|chan/sig|open/sig)
       (Scan sort type)
              Determines the ordering used in the scan window: channel sorts by  channel  number,
              essid by access point name, mac by MAC address, signal by signal strength, and open
              by  openness.   The  combined  variants  chan/sig  and  open/sig  sort   first   by
              channel/openness  and  then by signal strength.  It also affects the status line at
              the bottom: normally the most crowded channels are listed, sorting  by  channel  in
              descending order switches to least crowded ones instead.

       sort_ascending = (on|off)
       (Scan sort direction)
              Sets the direction of the sort_order: ascending (on) or descending (off).

       stat_updates = <n>
       (Statistics updates)
              Time   interval  for  polling  new  statistics  (including  scan  refresh).  Range:

       lhist_slot_size = <n>
       (Histogram update cycles)
              Number of samples used per each histogram slot. For example,  if  the  stat_updates
              interval is 500ms and the histogram slot size is 4, the histogram is moved one slot
              further every 2 seconds. Range: 1..64.

       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: 0..99%.

       info_updates = <n>
       (Dynamic info updates)
              Sets  refresh  rate  for  dynamic  device parameters (e.g. bitrate) and the refresh
              interval for the Scan window (F3). Range: 1..60s.

       override_auto_scale = (on|off)
       (Override scale autodetect)
              Override the auto-scaling of the bar graphs and histogram, allowing you to set your
              own scales.

       min_signal_level, max_signal_level = <n>
       (Minimum signal level, Maximum signal level)
              Set  the  left  and  right boundaries of the signal level scales. Ranges: -100..-39
              (minimum) and -40..-10dBm (maximum).

       min_noise_level, max_noise_level = <n>
       (Minimum noise level, Maximum noise level)
              These work similar to the signal boundary settings. Ranges: -120..-70dBm  (minimum)
              and -69..-40dBm (maximum).

       lo_threshold_action = (disabled|beep|flash|beep+flash)
       (Low threshold action)
              Issue  a  warning  at a given 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)
              Sets the threshold value for the 'Low threshold action'.  Range: -120..-60dBm.

       hi_threshold_action = (disabled|beep|flash|beep+flash)
       (High threshold action)
              Analogous 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)
              Sets the threshold for the 'High threshold action'. Range: -59..120dBm.

       transparent_bg = (on|off)
       (Use transparent background)
              If enabled, use a transparent background instead  of  black.  This  is  enabled  by
              default and can only be turned off via the startup file.

       startup_screen = (info|histogram|scan window)
       (Startup screen)
              Which of the screens appears at program startup.


       Written by Jan Morgenstern <>.


       Send bug reports and/or suggestions to Gerrit Renker <>.


       This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. See file COPYING for details.