Rfkill Query Tool
Poking around the LinuxWireless.org website, I found a newly developed app for checking rfkill.
rfkill - Linux Wireless
I installed it on my Ubuntu 9.04 system, with an Atheros AR242x wireless (ath5k). The short list of command options are these:
When I run any of the commands, I always get the same error:
Usage: rfkill [options] command
--version show version (0.3-1-gc089737)
Checking my list of loaded modules, I don't see an rfkill module, so this may be the reason for the error.
$ rfkill list
Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory
If anyone else would like to try this out, you can give your results. It may be a handy little tool. Here's the installation method that I used (Ubuntu).
1) Install GIT
2) Pull from the GIT repository.
sudo apt-get install git
3) Move to the newly created rfkill folder, and build/install it.
git clone http://git.sipsolutions.net/rfkill.git/
Nice. I'll have to check this out.