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ARLCONTROL(8)	     FreeBSD/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 <ran@styx.aic.net>.	This manpage
     was written by Yuri Kurenkov <y.kurenkov@init.ru>.

FreeBSD	10.1			March 15, 2004			  FreeBSD 10.1

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