iwlist.py man page

iwlist.py — Get more detailed wireless information from a wireless interface via Python

Synopsis

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

Description

iwlist.py is a drop-in replacement for iwlist(8), but uses the pythonwifi module to implement its functionality in pure Python. See the iwlist(8) man page for more detail about what iwlist.py can do.

The compatitibilty of specific operations iwlist.py has with iwlist(8) are listed below.

Compatibility

scanning
Essentially the same as iwlist(8), but with a possible different line order in the results and probably less information per AP.
frequency
Not working, but it should be.
rate
Probably as unreliable as iwlist(8).
keys
Very close to the same output.
power
Close, but not well tested.
txpower
Not working.
retry
Very close to the same output.
event
Not working.
auth
Not working.
wpakeys
Not working.
genie
Not working.
modulation
Not working.

Author

Sean Robinson - seankrobinson@gmail.com

Files

/proc/net/dev, /proc/net/wireless

See Also

iwlist(8), iwconfig.py(8),

Referenced By

iwconfig.py(8).

16 December 2009 Python WiFi Linux Programmer's Manual