wifi-status man page

wifi-status — monitor the wireless interface


wifi-status [INTERFACE]


wifi-status is a program that monitors a wireless interface.

This is often useful when trying to associate with an access point.


$ wifi-status

Every 1.0s: iwconfig wlan0; ifconfig wlan0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"default"
         Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:11:22:33:44:55
         Bit Rate=81 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm
         Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
         Power Management:on
         Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-35 dBm
         Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
         Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:22:33:44:55
         inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
         inet6 addr: aaaa::bbb:cccc:dddd:eeee/64 Scope:Link
         RX packets:10582 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:6383 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:8243607 (8.2 MB)  TX bytes:1077323 (1.0 MB)

See Also

iwconfig(8), ifconfig(8)


This manpage and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, or on the web at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.


27 Sep 2010 byobu