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IEEE80211_IOCTL(9) Kernel Developer's Manual IEEE80211_IOCTL(9)

ieee80211_ioctl802.11 interface ioctl commands

#include <net80211/ieee80211_var.h>
#include <net80211/ieee80211_proto.h>
#include <net80211/ieee80211_ioctl.h>

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 () 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)

The ieee80211 series of functions first appeared in NetBSD 1.5, and were later ported to FreeBSD 4.6 and OpenBSD 3.6.

This man page was written by Bruce M. Simpson <> and Darron Broad <>.

July 17, 2013 OpenBSD-current