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wavelan.txt

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  1.         The Wavelan drivers saga
  2.         ------------------------
  3.  
  4.         By Jean Tourrilhes <jt@hpl.hp.com>
  5.  
  6.         The Wavelan is a Radio network adapter designed by
  7. Lucent. Under this generic name is hidden quite a variety of hardware,
  8. and many Linux driver to support it.
  9.         The get the full story on Wireless LANs, please consult :
  10.                 http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
  11.  
  12. "wavelan" driver (old ISA Wavelan)
  13. ----------------
  14.         o Config :      Network device -> Wireless LAN -> AT&T WaveLAN
  15.         o Location :    .../drivers/net/wireless/wavelan*
  16.         o in-line doc : .../drivers/net/wireless/wavelan.p.h
  17.         o on-line doc :
  18.             http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Wavelan.html
  19.  
  20.         This is the driver for the ISA version of the first generation
  21. of the Wavelan, now discontinued. The device is 2 Mb/s, composed of a
  22. Intel 82586 controller and a Lucent Modem, and is NOT 802.11 compliant.
  23.         The driver has been tested with the following hardware :
  24.         o Wavelan ISA 915 MHz (full length ISA card)
  25.         o Wavelan ISA 915 MHz 2.0 (half length ISA card)
  26.         o Wavelan ISA 2.4 GHz (full length ISA card, fixed frequency)
  27.         o Wavelan ISA 2.4 GHz 2.0 (half length ISA card, frequency selectable)
  28.         o Above cards with the optional DES encryption feature
  29.  
  30. "wavelan_cs" driver (old Pcmcia Wavelan)
  31. -------------------
  32.         o Config :      Network device -> PCMCIA network ->
  33.                                 Pcmcia Wireless LAN -> AT&T/Lucent WaveLAN
  34.         o Location :    .../drivers/net/pcmcia/wavelan*
  35.         o in-line doc : .../drivers/net/pcmcia/wavelan_cs.h
  36.         o on-line doc :
  37.             http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Wavelan.html
  38.  
  39.         This is the driver for the PCMCIA version of the first
  40. generation of the Wavelan, now discontinued. The device is 2 Mb/s,
  41. composed of a Intel 82593 controller (totally different from the 82586)
  42. and a Lucent Modem, and NOT 802.11 compatible.
  43.         The driver has been tested with the following hardware :
  44.         o Wavelan Pcmcia 915 MHz 2.0 (Pcmcia card + separate
  45.                                         modem/antenna block)
  46.         o Wavelan Pcmcia 2.4 GHz 2.0 (Pcmcia card + separate
  47.                                         modem/antenna block)
  48.  
  49. "wvlan_cs" driver (Wavelan IEEE, GPL)
  50. -----------------
  51.         o Config :      Not yet in kernel
  52.         o Location :    Pcmcia package 3.1.10+
  53.         o on-line doc : http://www.fasta.fh-dortmund.de/users/andy/wvlan/
  54.  
  55.         This is the driver for the current generation of Wavelan IEEE,
  56. which is 802.11 compatible. Depending on version, it is 2 Mb/s or 11
  57. Mb/s, with or without encryption, all implemented in Lucent specific
  58. DSP (the Hermes).
  59.         This is a GPL full source PCMCIA driver (ISA is just a Pcmcia
  60. card with ISA-Pcmcia bridge).
  61.  
  62. "wavelan2_cs" driver (Wavelan IEEE, binary)
  63. --------------------
  64.         o Config :      Not yet in kernel
  65.         o Location :    ftp://sourceforge.org/pcmcia/contrib/
  66.  
  67.         This driver support exactly the same hardware as the previous
  68. driver, the main difference is that it is based on a binary library
  69. and supported by Lucent.
  70.  
  71.         I hope it clears the confusion ;-)
  72.  
  73.         Jean

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