View your current network settings with nm-tool

A short post to tell you about a tool named nm-tool. Use nm-tool to display your current network settings. nm-tool is installed as part of the NetworkManager package.

Ubuntu: network-manager package
Fedora: NetworkManager package

As you can see it returns a lot of useful information.

$ nm-tool
NetworkManager Tool
State: connected
- Device: eth0  [Auto eth0] ----------------------------------------------------
 Type:              Wired
 Driver:            r8169
 State:             connected
 Default:           yes
 HW Address:        00:24:8C:95:28:BF
 Capabilities:
 Carrier Detect:  yes
 Speed:           100 Mb/s
 Wired Properties
 Carrier:         on
 IPv4 Settings:
 Address:         192.168.140.11
 Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
 Gateway:         192.168.140.1
 DNS:             192.168.140.19
 DNS:             192.168.140.9
- Device: wlan0  [Auto stargate] -----------------------------------------------
 Type:              802.11 WiFi
 Driver:            ath5k
 State:             connected
 Default:           no
 HW Address:        00:11:6B:62:22:4C
 Capabilities:
 Speed:           54 Mb/s
 Wireless Properties
 WEP Encryption:  yes
 WPA Encryption:  yes
 WPA2 Encryption: yes
 Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)
 stargate:        Infra, 00:14:D1:4E:40:EE, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 48 WPA2
 *stargate:       Infra, 00:1C:F0:5F:78:A5, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 90 WPA2
 stargate:        Infra, 00:14:D1:4E:40:EE, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 45 WPA2
 IPv4 Settings:
 Address:         192.168.142.106
 Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
 Gateway:         192.168.142.1
 DNS:             192.168.140.19
 DNS:             192.168.140.9
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  1. Pingback: [one-liner]: Getting Networking Info from the Command Line using NetworkManager’s nm-tool Command « Lâmôlabs

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