wifi-status man page

wifi-status — monitor the wireless interface

Synopsis

wifi-status [INTERFACE]

Description

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

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

Example

$ 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:10.10.10.103 Bcast:10.9.8.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: aaaa::bbb:cccc:dddd:eeee/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
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)

Author

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.

Info

27 Sep 2010 byobu byobu