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   This  driver  is  obsolete:  it  was removed from the kernel in version

   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.

   io     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...

   irq    Set the list of irq that each wavelan card should use (the value
          is saved in permanent storage for future use).

   name   Set  the  list  of name to be used for each wavelan cards device
          (name used by ifconfig(8)).

   Wireless extensions
   Use iwconfig(8) to manipulate wireless extensions.

   NWID (or domain)
   Set the network ID [0 to 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.

   Frequency & channels
   For the 2.4GHz 2.00 Hardware, you are able  to  set  the  frequency  by
   specifying one of the 10 defined channels (2.412, 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 regulations...

   Statistics spy
   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].  Level and Noise refer to the signal level and noise level
   [max = 64].  The crypt  discarded  packet  and  misc  discarded  packet
   counters are not implemented.

   Private ioctl
   You may use iwpriv(8) to manipulate private ioctls.

   Quality and level threshold
   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.

   Specific notes
   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.


   wavelan_cs(4), ifconfig(8), insmod(8), iwconfig(8), iwpriv(8), iwspy(8)


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