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     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          This driver is obsolete: it was removed from the kernel in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 kernel.  This driver supports mul-
          tiple 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 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 ker-
          nel 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 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 reused at any further invocation of the driver.

        Frequency & channels
          For the 2.4 GHz 2.00 Hardware, you are able to set the fre-
          quency by specifying one of the 10 defined channels (2.412,

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          2.422, 2.425, 2.4305, 2.432, 2.442, 2.452, or 2.484) or
          directly as a numeric value.  The frequency is changed imme-
          diately 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)).

        /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 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).

        Histogram
          This functionality makes it possible to set a number of sig-
          nal level intervals and to count the number of packets
          received in each of those defined intervals.  This distribu-
          tion 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 5.10 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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