From: matt <svn-commits@ma...> - 2005-10-27 18:53:13
Project : madwifi
Revision : 1210
Author : matt
Date : 2005-10-27 20:53:03 +0200 (Thu, 27 Oct 2005)
Log Message :
Initial checkin of wlanconfig man page. This is my first ever man page, so
feel free to change it as necessary.
* trunk/docs/man/wlanconfig.8 added
--- trunk/docs/man/wlanconfig.8 2005-10-27 17:49:01 UTC (rev 1209)
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+.TH "WLANCONFIG" "8" "October 2005"
+\fBwlanconfig\fP \- Create, destroy and manipulate madwifi VAPs
+\fBwlanconfig <vap> create wlandev <base device> mode <mode>
+\fBwlanconfig <vap> destroy
+\fBwlanconfig <vap> list <list item>
+The current MadWifi driver supports multiple AP's and concurrent AP/Station
+mode operation on the same device. The devices are restricted to using the
+same underlying hardware, thus are limited to coexisting on the same channel
+and using the same physical layer features. Each instance of an AP or station
+is called a Virtual AP (or VAP). Each VAP can be in either AP mode, Station
+Mode, "special" station mode, and Monitor mode. Every VAP has an associated
+underlying base device which is created when the driver is loaded.
+.B <vap> create wlandev <base device> mode <mode> [bssid|-bssid] [nosbeacon]
+Create the interface <vap> using the specified <base device> and <mode>. <vap> can either be a full interface name (e.g. 'ath0'), or just the suffix (e.g. 'ath'), in which case, the kernel will automatically append the next vacant integer.
+.B <vap> destroy
+Removes the given VAP interface. You must specify the full interface name. I.e 'ath0' rather than just 'ath'.
+.B <vap> list <list item>
+Show information about connected peers, keys, channels etc.
+.SH "AVAILABLE MODES"
+Create the station in ad-hoc mode.
+Create the VAP in AP mode.
+Create the station in monitor mode.
+Create the VAP in station mode.
+Create the VAP using a different MAC address from the underlying device.
+Create the VAP using the MAC address of the underlying device.
+When both station VAPS and AP VAPs coexist, the station should be created with the nosbeacon flag set in order to disable the use of hardware beacon times for the station.
+.SH "LIST ITEMS"
+.B sta or no parameters.
+.B scan or ap
+.B chan or freq
+\fBwlanconfig ath wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
+Create a station mode VAP, using wifi0 as the underlying device. The interface wil be called athN, where N is the first free integer. The MAC address will be the same as the underlying device.
+\fBwlanconfig ath0 wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
+Create a station mode VAP (ath0) using wifi0 as the underlying device. The MAC address will be the same as the underlying device.
+\fBwlanconfig ath0 destroy
+Destroy VAP ath0.
+\fBwlanconfig ath0 list scan
+Scan for stations.
+This manual page was written by Matt Foster <mattfoster@...>, using information from the Atheros user documentation, and MadWiFi users mailing list.