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

   Without any  argument,  iwpriv  list  the  available  private  commands
   available  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).


   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).


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