Re: Is there an equivalent of wireless-xxxx using iw rather then iwconfig
On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:17:38 +0100, David Goodenough wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 Oct 2011, Camaleón wrote:
>> Let me ask you again... what specific setup configuration options are
>> you missing from the current available tools to setting up your
>> wireless adapters in Debian?
> It is possible to hand code, using the explicit iw commands, all the
> things I want to do, BUT it is long winded, difficult to read, and if
> for instance I change an interface name (say wlan0 to wlan1) I have to
> change all the references in the commands, and Sods Law says I will miss
AFAICT, there is the option for using static names to define the network
interfaces, by means of udev rules, so you don't have to depend on the
"wlan0" or "wlanx" naming.
> The wireless_XXX aliases provide a shorthand and also hide things like
> making sure the right interface is passed to the right command. I am
> looking for an equivalient which allows me to use the new facilities in
> the iw command (such as configuring mesh networks) which can not be
> encoded using either iwconfig or wireless_XXX.
I still don't get the point for your request :-)
You want to use "wireless_XXX" and you can use them, so why are you
worried about? I suppose at the time these tools are not available
anymore there will be a convenient replacement.
And now you say you are looking for an "equivalent" option for something
that currently cannot be done with the wireless-tools utilities. Then
you're not looking for an "equivalent" but for a way to do "something"
with "iw" tools. It's okay but that's not what I understood for your
> Its not that it can not be done, it is that the "Debian Way(TM)" seems
> to be to use these aliases (and the wireless_XXX one is not the only
> one) and there is no alias (that I can find) that uses iw and therefore
> enables the facilities that I am trying to define.
Mmm, I don't want to be stubborn but a concrete example will help a lot
to find a way to do what you want to get ;-)