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.
This section apply to the module form (parameters passed on the
If the driver is included in the kernel, use the
ether=IRQ,IO,NAME syntax on the kernel command line.
Specify the list of base address where to search for wavelan cards
(setting by dip switch on the card).
If you dont specify any io
address, the driver will scan 0x390 and 0x3E0 addresses, which might
conflict with other hardware...
Set the list of irq that each wavelan card should use (the value is
saved in permanent storage for future use).
Set the list of name to be used for each wavelan cards device (name
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
Frequency availability depends on the regulations...
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].
Noise refer to the signal level and noise level [max = 64].
crypt discarded packet and
misc discarded packet counters are not implemented.
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
This distribution might be used to calculate the mean value
and standard deviation of the signal level.