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How do you find the static (and dynamic) information about the network currently connected to?

Is there some command (on Linux) which report the static (and dynamic) information about the network currently connected to? For example, BSSD, encryption method (WPA, or ...), and more. In particular ...
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Who are known Wireless Networks Stored, and how does auto connect work?

I'm trying to build a script that auto connects to a given network (providing ESSID and Passphrase) and I want to store them, so when ever it's not connected, It searches for the given network, ...
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How to read iw allowed interface lists?

I wanted to set up promiscuous Wi-Fi monitoring into Wireshark. Tried to do it like I used to with iwconfig, but this system sets me back to managed as soon as I bring the interface back up. I see ...
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command to see no of wifi clients/Mac address of clients connected to near by access points(SSIDs)

apart from airodump command can we use any other command to see how many wi-fi clients are associated to access points
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Connect to wifi from command line on linux systems through the iwd (wireless daemon for linux)

The iwd is the up-and-coming wireless daemon for linux released by Intel and the wpasupplicant successor. The development of iwd is still in progress, but it is packaged under some linux distribution ...
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Can I assign a virtual interface of wireless to a network namespace?

I am trying to make a VPN router while keeping the host itself accessing Internet without VPN. The host has only one NIC which is wireless. So I have added two virtual interfaces via iw phy phy0 ...
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How to use iw command to activate WiFi network?

The following command returned error message. Command sudo iw dev wlan0 connect wsiit Error command failed: Network is down (-100) My objective is to activate WiFi network using "iw". I have ...
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What is “cooked mode” wifi monitoring?

The following is an excerpt from iw's help page: dev <devname> set monitor * Set monitor flags. Valid flags are: none: no special flags fcsfail: show frames with ...
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Retrieving Specific SSID's Name,Quality and Signal Level using iwlist

I'm doing a project regarding RSSI and I have to retrieve the signal level of a particular WiFi SSID that I'm working on using linux command line. I've made use of iwlist scanning command but I just ...
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Who to find out if a WiFi-Device is compatible with WPA2-EAP?

Is there a way to find out with Tools like iw if a WiFi-Device will work with a 5GHZ WPA2-EAP WiFi? Here is the output for my specific device (but the questions targets to find a general answer) $ ...
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udev iw add interface rename issue

I need to put wifi interface into additional monitor state. If I don't use udev rule and wifi interface named by kernel as wlan0 (default): $ iw dev wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor in this ...
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Monitor interface not showing TX packets

I have set up a monitor interface using: iw dev wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor ifconfig mon0 up And I am using libpcap to capture and inspect 802.11 frames and radiotap headers. I was ...
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crda make error

Hardware: Intel Galileo Gen 2 System: Yocto linux (iot-devkit-image) User: root At "Step 7" of this Post root@dhcppc6:~/crda-3.18# make GEN keys-gcrypt.c Trusted pubkeys: pubkeys/root.key.pub....
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Enable WIFI Channel 14 iw reg get country 00 DFS-UNSET

Hardware: Intel Galileo Gen 2 System: Yocto linux (iot-devkit-image) User: root # iw reg set JP # iw reg get global country 00: DFS-UNSET (2402 - 2472 @ 40), (6, 20), (N/A) (2457 - ...
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iw wlan0 set channel 36 will hang

I'm tying to sniff packets with an Intel AC7260 card with Debian Jessie. It works, but I cannot change channels. When I enter: iw wlan0 set channel XXX the device will hang and I need to reboot it....
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Creating multiple WiFi clients with a single wireless interface

I am currently working on a project where I would like to be using a single TP-link wireless adapter and split it into multiple clients. What I've done so far; I was able to create multiple virtual ...
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What exactly does `iwconfig wlan1 essid “myWifi”` do?

I'm working on an embedded device with a limited amount of programs for managing the network. I ended up using the command: iwconfig wlan1 essid "myWifi" key "s:password" At times this works but I ...
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Deciphering the output of iw list valid interface combinations

I'm trying to decipher a portion of the output from 'iw list.' I tried to search online and could not find an explanation of how to interpret the output. I'm interested in utilizing a wireless adapter ...
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`iw dev $interface scan` not working on embedded device

Running on a custom rockchip board with Ubuntu 14.04. I look at interfaces with ifconfig: ... wlan3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:ea:40:d7:63:27 inet addr:192.168.12.1 Bcast:192....
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WiFi scans show SSID of a powered off network for several scans afterwards

I first came across this when I was trying to make a python program that used programs to scan for wireless networks. I've used the following tools: iwlist, iw, wpa_cli, nmcli, and iwconfig I run ...
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Where is the list of access points stored?

Where does nmcli and iwlist stored the cached list seen access points: in a common file or in volatile memory?
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iw not finding usb wifi dongle

I've a dwlink dwi-131 usb wifi adapter that I'm trying to use with buildroot (for a sama5d2xplained board) for hostadp. I use a driver from github: https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver ...
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Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant yet I'm not connected, and can't reach wpa_cli

i am trying to setup internet for my laptop currently running ArchLinux2017.07.01 but I ran into a big bump that I cannot seem to see anywhere else online. Mind you I am a little unfamiliar with Arch ...
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How to calculate parameters to `iw set freq`

I've been asked to troubleshoot an issue with an 802.11ac wireless network that has a 80MHz channel width. When setting up a wireless device in monitor mode, I'm having trouble specifying the 80Mhz ...
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Replace iwgetid with iw

I just get back a script to display the wifi connection on my desktop manager. But this one is using iwgetid : [[ -z "$(iwgetid -r)" ]] || echo "$(iwgetid -r)" But iwgetid is depreciated and I didn'...
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Interfacing with PoE wireless network adapter

I have a collection of external wireless NICs. The vast majority just plug & play via USB, and work as you'd expect, with all the standard utilities; ifconfig, iwconfig, ip, iw, etc. New ...
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How to add an IE field for my wifi hotspot?

Is it possible to attach a IE field to my wifi hotspot so that it appear in the iwlist output of other machine scanning it? Example: I choose 1234567891011121314151617181920 to be the additional ...
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Single wifi card, Connect to multiple access points simultaneously

As we know, We can create virtual wireless interface using iw dev (1). Also, We can change it's MAC address using ifconfig <ifname> hw ether <Address>. Then We can Set two different access ...