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     NAME
          wireless - Wireless Tools and Wireless Extensions

     SYNOPSIS
          iwconfig
          iwpriv -a

     DESCRIPTION
          The Wireless Extensions is an API allowing you manipulate
          Wireless LAN networking interfaces.  It is composed of a
          variety of tools and configuration files. It is documented
          in more detail in the Linux Wireless LAN Howto.
          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 ref-
          erences.
          Wireless configuration is specific to each Linux distribu-
          tion. This man page will contain in the future the configu-
          ration procedure for a few common distributions. For the
          time being, check the file DISTRIBUTIONS.txt included with
          the Wireless Tools package.

     DEBIAN 3.0
          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>
               wireless-essid Home
               wireless-mode Ad-Hoc

          See also :
               /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools
               /usr/share/doc/wireless-tools/README.Debian

     SuSE 8.0
          SuSE 8.0 (and later) has integrated wireless configuration
          in their network scripts.

          Tool :
               Yast2

          File :
               /etc/sysconfig/network/wireless
               /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-*

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          Form :
               WIRELESS_<function>=<value>
               WIRELESS_ESSID="Home"
               WIRELESS_MODE=Ad-Hoc

          See also :
               man ifup
               info scpm

     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

          Form :
               *,*,*,*)
                   ESSID="Home"
                   MODE="Ad-Hoc"
                   ;;

          See also :
               /etc/pcmcia/wireless
               File PCMCIA.txt part of Wireless Tools package

     AUTHOR
          Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hpl.hp.com
          http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/

     SEE ALSO
          iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwspy(8), iwpriv(8), iwevent(8).

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