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ARLCONTROL(8)       FreeBSD System Manager's Manual (i386)       ARLCONTROL(8)

     arlcontrol - configure Aironet Arlan 655 device

     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

     The arlcontrol utility controls the operation of Aironet Arlan 655
     wireless 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.

     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.

           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

           /usr/sbin/arlcontrol country 9 priority highest


     Arlan 655 ISA Wireless LAN Client Card User Guide.

     The arlcontrol utility first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

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

     The arlcontrol utility was written by <>.  This manpage
     was written by Yuri Kurenkov <>.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         March 15, 2004         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE


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