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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for wavelan (redhat section 4)

WAVELAN(4)									       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
       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.

PARAMETERS
       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 perma-
	      nent storage for future use).

       name   Set  the list of name to be used for each wavelan cards device (name used by ifcon-
	      fig(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 permanentely.
       Frequency availability depend 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 modu-
       lation 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 dis-
       carded 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).

   Histogram
       This functionality allow 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/ATT&T/Lucent Wavelan cards. If it's your
       case, 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.

AUTHOR
       Bruce Janson - bruce@cs.usyd.edu.au
       Jean Tourrilhes - jt@hplb.hpl.hp.com
       (+ others - see source code for details)

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

Univ. of Sydney (Basser Dep. of Comp. Sci.) 1996-10-22				       WAVELAN(4)


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