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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Support for Wireless Networking in Ubuntu

The Linux kernel that ships with Ubuntu provides extensive support for wireless networking. Related wireless tools for configuring, managing, or displaying information about a wireless connection include the following:

iwconfig—Sets the network name, encryption, transmission rate, and other features of a wireless network interface

iwlist—Displays information about a wireless interface, such as rate, power level, or frequency used

iwpriv—Sets optional features, such as roaming, of a wireless network interface

iwspy—Shows wireless statistics of a number of nodes

Support varies for wireless devices, but most modern (that is, post-2005) wireless devices should work with Ubuntu. In general, Linux wireless ...

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