wavemonrc - wavemon configuration file
wavemon [-h] [-i ifname ] [-l] [-r] [-v]
wavemon stores its configuration parameters within the file
~/.wavemonrc in every user’s home directory. This manpage provides an
in-depth description of the available options. Every setting
corresponds to a configuration item you’ll find on the preferences
screen within the program (F7 key).
interface = <ifname>
This parameter specifies, you guessed it, the name of the
interface wavemon uses for operation. Only valid identifiers of
existing wireless network devices are allowed, otherwise the
program launch will fail.
stat_updates = <n>
This controls the intervals between updates of the statistics
data. Range: 10..4000ms.
lhist_slot_size = <n>
(Histogram update cycles)
This determines how many obtained statistics values are averaged
into one level histogram slot. So, if your statistics update
interval is 50ms and your histogram slot size is 4, the
histogram is moved one slot further every 2 seconds. Range:
meter_smoothness = <n>
(Level meter smoothness)
Determines the responsiveness of level meters, tracking the
moving average rather than following each new sample. The given
value specifies the percentage of the history (the ’inertia’) of
preceding samples. A value of 0 disables this option. Range:
info_updates = <n>
(Dynamic info updates)
With this setting, you can control the intervals between updates
of the dynamic device parameters, i.e. those values that may
change, but not frequently. Dynamic parameters are for example
the current bitrate of your wireless link. Range: 1..60s.
override_auto_scale = (enabled|disabled)
(Override scale autodetect)
Setting this parameter to "enabled" overrides the auto-detection
of the bar graph and histogram scale boundaries, allowing you to
specify your own scales.
min_signal_level, max_signal_level = <n>
(Minimum signal level, Maximum signal level)
These parameters allow you to set the left and right boundaries
of the signal level scales. Ranges: -128..-60dBm (minimum),
min_noise_level, max_noise_level = <n>
(Minimum noise level, Maximum noise level)
These work similar to the signal boundary settings. Ranges:
-128..-60dBm (minimum), -60..120dBm (maximum).
random = (enabled|disabled)
This switch controls a fancy random generator you can use for
testing functions and scales.
lo_threshold_action = (disabled|beep|flash|beep+flash)
(Low threshold action)
This function allows you to assign a warning facility to a
defineable threshold at the lower end of the signal scale. It is
meant for alarming you when a signal appears at the receiver.
lo_threshold = <n>
This defines the low threshold. Makes only sense when the above
setting is active. Range: -120..-60dBm.
hi_threshold_action = (disabled|beep|flash|beep+flash)
(High threshold action)
This is similar to lo_threshold_action, only this time the
threshold is at the upper end of the scale and the action is
performed when the signal level drops below it. The acoustic
signal is also different in order to be easily distinguishable
from the lower one. Correctly adjusted, this little fellow will
tell you when you should move closer to the base station.
hi_threshold = <n>
This defines the high threshold. Makes only sense when the above
setting is active. Range: -59..120dBm.
startup_screen = (info|histogram|access points)
This setting determines which of the screens will be shown at
Jan Morgenstern <email@example.com>
The current maintainer is Gerrit Renker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wavemon is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any
wavemon is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
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with wavemon; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software
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