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wireless - Wireless Tools and Wireless Extensions
The Wireless Extensions is an API allowing you manipulate Wireless LAN
networking interfaces. It is composed of a variety of tools and con-
figuration files. It is documented in more details in the Linux Wire-
less LAN Howto.
The Wireless Tools are use to change configuration on the fly, to get
statistics and diagnose those interfaces. They are described in their
own man page (see below).
Wireless configuration is specific to each Linux distribution. This man
page will contain in the future the configuration procedure for a few
common distributions (when I get the necessary info from them). For the
time being, check the various files included with the Wireless Tools
Debian 3.0 (and later) has integrated wireless configuration in their
File : /etc/network/interfaces
Form : wireless_<function> <value>
See also :
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 : *,*,*,*)
See also :
File PCMCIA.txt part of Wireless Tools package
Jean Tourrilhes - email@example.com
iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwspy(8), iwpriv(8), iwevent(8).
net-tools 12 July 2002 WIRELESS(7)