IWPRIV(8)               (31 October 1996)               IWPRIV(8)

     NAME
          iwpriv - configure optionals (private) parameters of a
          wireless network interface

     SYNOPSIS
          iwpriv [interface]
          iwpriv interface private-command [private-parameters]
          iwpriv interface private-command [I] [private-parameters
          iwpriv interface --all

     DESCRIPTION
          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 com-
          mands available on each interface, and the parameters that
          they require. Using this information, the user may apply
          those interface specific commands on the specified inter-
          face.

          In theory, the documentation of each device driver should
          indicate how to use those interface specific commands and
          their effect.

     PARAMETERS
           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 documen-
               tation for information on how to properly use the com-
               mand and the effect.

           I] [private-parameters]
               Idem, except that I (an integer) is passed to the com-
               mand as a Token Index. Only some command will use the
               Token Index (most will ignore it), and the driver docu-
               mentation should tell you when it's needed.

          -a/--all
               Execute and display all the private commands that don't
               take any arguments (i.e.  read only).

     DISPLAY
          For each device which support private commands, iwpriv will

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          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

     AUTHOR
          Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hpl.hp.com

     FILES
          /proc/net/wireless

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

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