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 detail in the Linux Wireless
The Wireless Tools are used to change the configuration of wireless LAN
networking interfaces on the fly, to get their current configuration,
to get statistics and diagnose them. They are described in their own
man page, see below for references.
Wireless configuration is specific to each Linux distribution. This man
page will contain in the future the configuration procedure for a few
common distributions. For the time being, check the file DISTRIBU-
TIONS.txt included with the Wireless Tools package.
In Debian 3.0 (and later) you can configure wireless LAN networking
devices using the network configuration tool ifupdown(8).
File : /etc/network/interfaces
Form : wireless-<function> <value>
See also :
SuSE 8.0 (and later) has integrated wireless configuration in their
Tool : Yast2
File : /etc/sysconfig/network/wireless
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
iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwspy(8), iwpriv(8), iwevent(8).
wireless-tools 4 March 2004 WIRELESS(7)
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