IWPRIV(8)                  Linux Programmer’s Manual                 IWPRIV(8)


       iwpriv - configure optionals (private) parameters of a wireless network


       iwpriv [interface]
       iwpriv interface private-command [private-parameters]
       iwpriv interface private-command [I] [private-parameters]
       iwpriv interface --all
       iwpriv interface roam {on,off}
       iwpriv interface port {ad-hoc,managed,N}


       Iwpriv is the companion tool to iwconfig(8).  Iwpriv deals with parame-
       ters  and setting specific to each driver (as opposed to iwconfig which
       deals with generic ones).

       Without any argument, iwpriv list the available private commands avail-
       able  on  each  interface,  and the parameters that they require. Using
       this information, the user may apply those interface specific  commands
       on the specified interface.

       In  theory, the documentation of each device driver should indicate how
       to use those interface specific commands and their effect.


       private-command [private-parameters]
              Execute the specified private-command on the interface.
              The command may optionally take or require  arguments,  and  may
              display  information. Therefore, the command line parameters may
              or may not be needed and should match the command  expectations.
              The  list  of commands that iwpriv displays (when called without
              argument) should give you some hints about those parameters.
              However you should refer to the device driver documentation  for
              information on how to properly use the command and the effect.

       private-command [I] [ private-parameters ]
              Idem,  except  that I (an integer) is passed to the command as a
              Token Index.  Only some command will use the Token  Index  (most
              will  ignore  it),  and the driver documentation should tell you
              when it’s needed.

              Execute and display all the private commands that don’t take any
              arguments (i.e.  read only).

       roam   Enable  or  disable roaming, if supported. Call the private com-
              mand setroam.  Found in the wavelan_cs driver.

       port   Read or configure the  port  type.  Call  the  private  commands
              gport_type,  sport_type, get_port or set_port found in the wave-
              lan2_cs and wvlan_cs drivers.


       For each device which support private commands, iwpriv will display the
       list of private commands available.

       This  include  the name of the private command, the number or arguments
       that may be set and their type, and the number or arguments that may be
       display and their type.

       For example, you may have the following display :
       eth0      Available private ioctl :
                 setqualthr (89F0) : set   1 byte & get   0
                 gethisto (89F7) : set   0      & get  16 int

       This  indicate  that  you  may set the quality threshold and display an
       histogram of up to 16 values with the following commands :
         iwpriv eth0 setqualthr 20
         iwpriv eth0 gethisto


       Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hpl.hp.com




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

net-tools                       31 October 1996                      IWPRIV(8)

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