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WAVELAN(4) Linux Programmer's Manual WAVELAN(4)

NAME

     wavelan - AT&T GIS WaveLAN ISA device driver

SYNOPSIS

     insmod wavelan_cs.o [io=B,B..] [ irq=I,I..] [name=N,N..]

DESCRIPTION

     This  driver  is  obsolete:  it  was removed from the kernel in version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  ker-
     nel.   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.
 Parameters
     This  section  apply  to the module form (parameters passed on the ins-
     mod(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 fur-
     ther invocation of the driver.
 Frequency & channels
     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 avail-
     ability 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)).
 /proc/net/wireless
     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 coun-
     ters 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).
 Histogram
     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 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.
     Some of the mentioned features are optional.  You may enable to disable
     them by changing flags in the driver header and recompile.

SEE ALSO

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

COLOPHON

     This  page  is  part of release 4.16 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
     description of the project, information about reporting bugs,  and  the
     latest     version     of     this    page,    can    be    found    at
     https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

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