iwpriv [interface] iwpriv interface private-command [private-parameters] iwpriv interface private-command [I] [private-parameters] iwpriv interface --all
Iwpriv is the companion tool to iwconfig(8). Iwpriv deals with parameters and setting specific to each driver (as opposed to iwconfig which deals with generic ones).
Without any argument, iwpriv list the available private commands available on each interface, and the parameters that they require. Using this information, the user may apply those interface specific commands on the specified interface.
In theory, the documentation of each device driver should indicate how to use those interface specific commands and their effect.
For each device which support private commands, iwpriv will display the list of private commands available.
This include the name of the private command, the number or arguments that may be set and their type, and the number or arguments that may be display and their type.
For example, you may have the following display : eth0 Available private ioctl : setqualthr (89F0) : set 1 byte & get 0 gethisto (89F7) : set 0 & get 16 int
This indicate that you may set the quality threshold and display an histogram of up to 16 values with the following commands : iwpriv eth0 setqualthr 20 iwpriv eth0 gethisto
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iwconfig(8), iwlist(8), iwevent(8), iwspy(8), wireless(7).