Linux operating systems comes with various set of tools allowing you to manipulate the Wireless Extensions and monitor wireless networks. This is a list of tools used for wireless network monitoring tools that can be used from your laptop or desktop system to find out network speed, bit rate, signal quality/strength, and much more.
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How do I find out if a given PCI hardware is supported of by the current CentOS / Debian / RHEL / Fedora Linux kernel?
You can easily find out find out if a given piece of PCI hardware such as RAID, network, sound, graphics card is supported or not by the current Linux kernel using the following utilities under any Linux distributions.
lspci is a command for displaying information about all PCI buses in the system and all devices connected to them. lspci is useful when you want to diagnose problems or when you want to report bugs related to pci devices. Report PCI devices bugs $ lspci -vvx See how PCI devices connected to PCI bus [...]