wavelan — AT&T GIS WaveLAN ISA device driver
insmod wavelan_cs.o [io=B,B..] [ irq=I,I..] [name=N,N..]
This driver is obsolete: it was removed from the kernel in version 2.6.35.
wavelan is the low-level
device driver for the NCR / AT&T / Lucent WaveLAN ISA and Digital (DEC)
RoamAbout DS wireless
ethernet adapter. This driver is available as a module or
might be compiled in the kernel. This driver supports
multiple cards in both forms (up to 4) and allocates the next
available ethernet device (eth0..eth#) for each card found,
unless a device name is explicitly specified (see below).
This device name will be reported in the kernel log file with
the MAC address, NWID and frequency used by the card.
This section apply to the module form (parameters passed
on the insmod(8) command line). If
the driver is included in the kernel, use the
ether=IRQ,IO,NAME syntax on
the kernel command line.
Specify the list of base address where to search for wavelan cards (setting by dip switch on the card). If you don't specify any io address, the driver will scan 0x390 and 0x3E0 addresses, which might conflict with other hardware...
Set the list of irq that each wavelan card should use (the value is saved in permanent storage for future use).
Set the list of name to be used for each wavelan cards device (name used by ifconfig(8)).
Set the network ID [
FFFF] or disable it
off]. As the NWID is stored
in the card Permanent Storage Area, it will be reuse at any
further invocation of the driver.
For the 2.4GHz 2.00 Hardware, you are able to set the
frequency by specifying one of the 10 defined channels
2.422, 2.425, 2.4305, 2.432,
2.442, 2.452, 2.460, 2.462 or
2.484) or directly by its
value. The frequency is changed immediately and
permanently. Frequency availability depends on the
Set a list of MAC addresses in the driver (up to 8) and get the last quality of link for each of those (see iwspy(8)).
status is the status
reported by the modem. Link
quality reports the quality of the modulation
on the air (direct sequence spread spectrum) [max = 16].
Noise refer to the signal level and noise
level [max = 64]. The crypt
discarded packet and misc discarded packet counters
are not implemented.
Enable you the define the quality and level threshold used by the modem (packet below that level are discarded).
This functionality makes it possible to set a number of signal level intervals and to count the number of packets received in each of those defined intervals. This distribution might be used to calculate the mean value and standard deviation of the signal level.
This driver will fail to detect some non-NCR/AT&T/Lucent Wavelan cards. If this happens for you, you must look in the source code on how to add your card to the detection routine.
Some of the mentioned features are optional. You may enable to disable them by changing flags in the driver header and recompile.
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From jthplb.hpl.hp.com Thu Dec 19 18:31:49 1996
From: Jean Tourrilhes <jthplb.hpl.hp.com>
Address: HP Labs, Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS12 6QZ, U.K.
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