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ARLCONTROL(8)          BSD/i386 System Manager's Manual          ARLCONTROL(8)

NAME
     arlcontrol -- configure Aironet Arlan 655 device

SYNOPSIS
     arlcontrol iface
     arlcontrol iface country country (9-15)
     arlcontrol iface priority priority (normal, high, highest)
     arlcontrol iface txretry txretry
     arlcontrol iface stat
     arlcontrol iface quality

DESCRIPTION
     The arlcontrol utility controls the operation of Aironet Arlan 655 wire-
     less networking devices via the arl(4) driver.  Most of the parameters
     that can be changed are related to the Aironet protocol which the Aironet
     Arlan 655 card implements.  The arlcontrol utility can also be used to
     view the current NIC status, configuration, and to dump out the values of
     the card's statistics counters.

     The iface argument given to arlcontrol should be the logical interface
     name associated with the Aironet Arlan 655 device (arl0, arl1, etc.) and
     must be specified.

OPTIONS
     The options are as follows:

     iface   Display current settings of the specified wireless interface.
             This retrieves current card settings from the driver and prints
             them out.

     iface country country (9-15)
             Chose country, channel parameters that depend on the country
             according to the following table:

             Country          Ch_Set     MHz
             North America    9          2412, 2427, 2442, 2457, 2465
             U.S.A            9          2412, 2427, 2442, 2457, 2465
             Canada           9          2412, 2427, 2442, 2457, 2465
             Mexico           9          2412, 2427, 2442, 2457, 2465
             New Zealand      9          2412, 2427, 2442, 2457, 2465
             E.T.S.I          10         2412, 2427, 2442, 2457, 2472
             Japan            11         2484
             France           12         2457, 2465, 2475
             Australia        13         2411, 2425, 2439
             Germany          14         2427, 2442, 2457
             U.K.(MPT1349)    15         2460
             U.K.             15         2460
             Spain            15         2460

     iface priority priority (normal, high, highest)
             Use the priority parameter to set the priority of the Arlan 655
             Radio Media Access Control the values are normal, high or
             highest.  The higher the priority is set, the more likely this
             unit will be the first to successfully transmit a packet when
             multiple units are trying to transmit at the same time.

             The percentage of units on your network that you set to values
             other than normal should be kept small - 10 percent or less.

     iface txretry txretry
             Set transmit retries.  Default is 0.

     iface stat
             Print internal Arlan 655 statistics block.

     iface quality
             Display the cached signal level and quality maintained by the
             arl(4) driver.  The driver retains information about quality and
             level for packets received from different hosts.  Also the driver
             extracts values from ACK packets.

EXAMPLES
           arlcontrol arl0 country 11 priority high
           arlcontrol arl0 quality
           arlcontrol arl0 stat
           arlcontrol arl0

     You can configure the Arlan 655 card from /etc/start_if.arl0.  For exam-
     ple:

           #!/bin/sh
           /usr/sbin/arlcontrol country 9 priority highest

SEE ALSO
     arl(4)

     Arlan 655 ISA Wireless LAN Client Card User Guide.

HISTORY
     The arlcontrol utility first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

BUGS
     Aironet Arlan 640 bridges and Arlan 630 access points do not understand
     country codes other than 9.

AUTHORS
     The arlcontrol utility was written by <ranATstyx.net>.  This manpage
     was written by Yuri Kurenkov <y.kurenkovATinit.ru>.

BSD                             March 15, 2004                             BSD