wireless extensions

Matt Brown matt
Thu Jun 17 15:03:23 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 09:58, Tejas Arun Kokje wrote:

> Can I use Linux wireless extensions to have my own equivalent of
> iwconfig and iwpriv which will configure the prism card. I mean can I
> use ioctl call to set/change WEP, change frequency, set SSID etc.

Yes. The source of iwconfig and iwpriv is extremely valuable when doing
this sort of task. There is also a wireless library (iwlib) which sits
alongside iwconfig, et. al. and can be of some use, although it is
somewhat limited in what it supports.

I recently wrote a python binding for the Linux wireless extensions
using exactly the method you describe. 

Matt Brown
Email:	matt at mattb.net.nz
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