Provided by: wireless-tools_30~pre9-8ubuntu1_amd64 bug


       iwevent - Display Wireless Events generated by drivers and setting changes




       iwevent displays Wireless Events received through the RTNetlink socket. Each line displays
       the specific Wireless Event which describes what has happened on  the  specified  wireless
       This command doesn't take any arguments.


       There are two classes of Wireless Events.

       The  first  class  is  events  related  to  a change of wireless settings on the interface
       (typically done through iwconfig or a script calling iwconfig).  Only settings that  could
       result  in  a  disruption  of connectivity are reported. The events currently reported are
       changing one of the following setting :
            Network ID
       All those events will be generated on all  wireless  interfaces  by  the  kernel  wireless
       subsystem (but only if the driver has been converted to the new driver API).

       The second class of events are events generated by the hardware, when something happens or
       a task has been finished. Those events include :

       New Access Point/Cell address
              The interface has joined a new Access Point or Ad-Hoc Cell, or lost its association
              with it. This is the same address that is reported by iwconfig.

       Scan request completed
              A  scanning  request  has  been  completed,  results of the scan are available (see

       Tx packet dropped
              A packet directed at this address has been dropped because the  interface  believes
              this  node  doesn't  answer  anymore (usually maximum of MAC level retry exceeded).
              This is usually an early indication that the node may have left the  cell  or  gone
              out of range, but it may be due to fading or excessive contention.

       Custom driver event
              Event specific to the driver. Please check the driver documentation.

       Registered node
              The  interface  has  successfully  registered  a  new wireless client/peer. Will be
              generated mostly when the interface acts as an Access Point (mode Master).

       Expired node
              The registration of  the  client/peer  on  this  interface  has  expired.  Will  be
              generated mostly when the interface acts as an Access Point (mode Master).

       Spy threshold crossed
              The  signal  strength  for  one of the addresses in the spy list went under the low
              threshold or went above the high threshold.

       Most wireless drivers generate only a subset of those events, not all of them,  the  exact
       list  depends  on  the  specific  hardware/driver  combination.  Please  refer  to  driver
       documentation for details on when they are generated, and use iwlist(8) to check what  the
       driver supports.


       Jean Tourrilhes -


       iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwspy(8), iwpriv(8), wireless(7).