iwpriv - configure optionals (private) parameters of a wireless network
iwpriv interface private-command
iwpriv interface private-command [I]
iwpriv interface --all
is the companion tool to iwconfig(8)
with parameters and setting specific to each driver (as opposed to
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
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 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 documentation 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).
For each device which support private commands, iwpriv
will 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
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
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