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iwlist parser: Scan wireless access points available in Linux net

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iwlist-parser 1.0GNU General Public Lice...3Networking, Wireless and Mobile, Unix, P...
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This class can be used to scan the wireless access points available to a Linux machine.

It can scan all available access points or just a given access point network interface.

It executes the iwlist command on the actual Linux machine to scan the wireless network and parses the command results to retrieve the information about network interfaces of the scanned access points in an associative array.

It can return the network interface name, IP address, ESSID, protocol, mode, channel, encryption key, bit rates, quality, signal level, etc..

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May 2006
Number 4


Prize: One copy of the Zend Studio
Nowadays, wireless networks are very common. In some places, users can even find more than one network to connect.

Programs like iwlist can be used to scan and list the available networks to a wireless network card. However, this is a command line tool that outputs information formatted as plain text.

This class can execute iwlist and parse its output to extract relevant information about the available wireless networks. Subsequently, this information can be presented in a more user friendly Web based interface using PHP.

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