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       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       This driver is obsolete: it was removed from the kernel in version 2.6.35.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

       This section applies 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 addresses 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  IRQs  that  each wavelan card should use (the value is saved in
              permanent storage for future use).

       name   Set the list of names to be used  for  each  wavelan  card  device  (name  used  by

   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 reused at any further 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  as  a  numeric  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
       Enables you to 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  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.


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


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