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       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  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

       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 inter­
              The  command  may  optionally take or require argu­
              ments, 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 with­
              out argument) should  give  you  some  hints  about
              those parameters.
              However you should refer to the device driver docu­
              mentation 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

              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  command  setroam.  Found in the wavelan_cs

       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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