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ieee80211_cfgget, ieee80211_cfgset, ieee80211_ioctl - 802.11 interface



      ieee80211_cfgget, ieee80211_cfgset, ieee80211_ioctl - 802.11 interface
      ioctl commands


      #include <net80211/ieee80211_var.h>
      #include <net80211/ieee80211_proto.h>
      #include <net80211/ieee80211_ioctl.h>
      ieee80211_cfgget(struct ifnet *ifp, u_long cmd, caddr_t data);
      ieee80211_cfgset(struct ifnet *ifp, u_long cmd, caddr_t data);
      ieee80211_ioctl(struct ifnet *ifp, u_long cmd, caddr_t data);


      These functions are typically invoked by drivers in response to requests
      for information or to change settings from the userland.
      The ieee80211_cfgget() and ieee80211_cfgset() functions implement a
      legacy interface for getting and setting 802.11 interface attributes
      The ieee80211_ioctl() function provides a default implementation of the
      SIOCS80211 and SIOCG80211 ifioctls commands for 802.11 drivers.  The call
      signature is identical to that of the if_ioctl member found in struct
      ifnet, however, many drivers store attributes such as
      IEEE80211_IOC_STATIONNAME in the driver’s private soft state structure,
      so driver writers may prefer to use this as the catch-all in a switch
      statement to avoid code duplication.
      ifconfig(8), ieee80211(9), ifnet(9)


      The ieee80211 series of functions first appeared in NetBSD 1.5, and were
      later ported to FreeBSD 4.6.


      This manual page was written by Bruce M. Simpson 〈〉 and
      Darron Broad 〈〉.


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