wavelan - AT&T GIS WaveLAN ISA device driver
insmod wavelan_cs.o [io=B,B..] [ irq=I,I..]
This driver is obsolete: it was removed from the kernel in version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.
Use iwconfig(8) to manipulate wireless extensions.
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.
For the 2.4 GHz 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...
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.
You may use iwpriv(8) to manipulate private ioctls.
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 fails 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.
- 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
- 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
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),
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