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IWLIST(8)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		     IWLIST(8)

NAME
       iwlist  - Get more detailed wireless information from a wireless inter‐
       face

SYNOPSIS
       iwlist [interface] scanning
       iwlist [interface] frequency
       iwlist [interface] rate
       iwlist [interface] keys
       iwlist [interface] power
       iwlist [interface] txpower
       iwlist [interface] retry
       iwlist [interface] event
       iwlist [interface] auth
       iwlist [interface] wpakeys
       iwlist [interface] genie
       iwlist [interface] modulation
       iwlist --help
       iwlist --version

DESCRIPTION
       Iwlist is used to display some additional information from  a  wireless
       network interface that is not displayed by iwconfig(8).	The main argu‐
       ment is used to select a category of information,  iwlist  displays  in
       detailed	 form  all  information	 related  to  this category, including
       information already shown by iwconfig(8).

PARAMETERS
       scan[ning]
	      Give the list of Access Points and Ad-Hoc cells  in  range,  and
	      optionally a whole bunch of information about them (ESSID, Qual‐
	      ity, Frequency,  Mode...).  The  type  of	 information  returned
	      depends on what the card supports.
	      Triggering  scanning  is	a privileged operation (root only) and
	      normal users can only read left-over scan results.  By  default,
	      the way scanning is done (the scope of the scan) is dependant on
	      the card and card settings.
	      This command takes optional arguments, however most drivers will
	      ignore  those.  The  option essid is used to specify a scan on a
	      specific ESSID. With some card/driver, this enables to see  hid‐
	      den  networks.  The option last does not trigger a scan and read
	      left-over scan results.

       freq[uency]/channel
	      Give the list of available frequencies in	 the  device  and  the
	      number  of defined channels. Please note that usually the driver
	      returns the total number of channels and	only  the  frequencies
	      available	 in the present locale, so there is no one-to-one map‐
	      ping between frequencies displayed and channel numbers.

       rate/bit[rate]
	      List the bit-rates supported by the device.

       keys/enc[ryption]
	      List the encryption key sizes supported and list all the encryp‐
	      tion keys set in the device.

       power  List  the	 various  Power Management attributes and modes of the
	      device.

       txpower
	      List the various Transmit Powers available on the device.

       retry  List the transmit retry limits and retry lifetime on the device.

       ap/accesspoint/peers
	      Give the list of Access Points  in  range,  and  optionally  the
	      quality of link to them. This feature is obsolete and now depre‐
	      cated in favor of scanning support  (above),  and	 most  drivers
	      don't support it.
	      Some  drivers  may use this command to return a specific list of
	      Peers or Access Points,  such  as	 the  list  of	Peers  associ‐
	      ated/registered with the card. See your driver documentation for
	      details.

       event  List the wireless events supported by the device.

       auth   List the WPA authentication parametes curently set.

       wpa[keys]
	      List all the WPA encryption keys set in the device.

       genie  List the Generic Information Elements set in  the	 device	 (used
	      for WPA support).

       modu[lation]
	      List the modulations supported by the device and the modulations
	      currently enabled.

       --version
	      Display the version of the tools, as well as the recommended and
	      current Wireless Extensions version for the tool and the various
	      wireless interfaces.

       --help Display short help message.

FILES
       /proc/net/wireless

SEE ALSO
       iwconfig(8), iwspy(8).  iwevent(8), iwpriv(8), wireless(7).

wireless-tools			 13 April 2006			     IWLIST(8)
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