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       iwlist  -  Get  more  detailed  wireless  information  from  a wireless


       iwlist [interface] scanning
       iwlist [interface] frequency
       iwlist [interface] rate
       iwlist [interface] keys
       iwlist [interface] power
       iwlist [interface] txpower
       iwlist [interface] retry
       iwlist [interface] event
       iwlist [interface] auth
       iwlist [interface] wpakeys
       iwlist [interface] genie
       iwlist [interface] modulation
       iwlist --help
       iwlist --version


       Iwlist is used to display some additional information from  a  wireless
       network  interface  that  is  not  displayed  by iwconfig(8).  The main
       argument is used to select a category of information,  iwlist  displays
       in  detailed  form  all information related to this category, including
       information already shown by iwconfig(8).


              Give the list of Access Points and Ad-Hoc cells  in  range,  and
              optionally  a  whole  bunch  of  information  about them (ESSID,
              Quality, Frequency, Mode...). The type of  information  returned
              depends on what the card supports.
              Triggering  scanning  is  a privileged operation (root only) and
              normal users can only read left-over scan results.  By  default,
              the way scanning is done (the scope of the scan) is dependant on
              the card and card settings.
              This command takes optional arguments, however most drivers will
              ignore  those.  The  option essid is used to specify a scan on a
              specific ESSID. With  some  card/driver,  this  enables  to  see
              hidden  networks.  The  option  last does not trigger a scan and
              read left-over scan results.

              Give the list of available frequencies in  the  device  and  the
              number  of defined channels. Please note that usually the driver
              returns the total number of channels and  only  the  frequencies
              available  in  the  present  locale,  so  there is no one-to-one
              mapping between frequencies displayed and channel numbers.

              List the bit-rates supported by the device.

              List the  encryption  key  sizes  supported  and  list  all  the
              encryption keys set in the device.

       power  List  the  various  Power Management attributes and modes of the

              List the various Transmit Powers available on the device.

       retry  List the transmit retry limits and retry lifetime on the device.

              Give  the  list  of  Access  Points in range, and optionally the
              quality of link to  them.  This  feature  is  obsolete  and  now
              deprecated  in  favor  of  scanning  support  (above),  and most
              drivers don’t support it.
              Some drivers may use this command to return a specific  list  of
              Peers   or   Access   Points,   such   as   the  list  of  Peers
              associated/registered   with   the   card.   See   your   driver
              documentation for details.

       event  List the wireless events supported by the device.

       auth   List the WPA authentication parametes curently set.

              List all the WPA encryption keys set in the device.

       genie  List  the  Generic  Information Elements set in the device (used
              for WPA support).

              List the modulations supported by the device and the modulations
              currently enabled.

              Display the version of the tools, as well as the recommended and
              current Wireless Extensions version for the tool and the various
              wireless interfaces.

       --help Display short help message.




       iwconfig(8), iwspy(8).  iwevent(8), iwpriv(8), wireless(7).