wifi-status(1) 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)


This manpage and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <[email protected]> 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.