Remember that you can get a list of available media and media options with “ifconfig -m wi0″. The number of available channels depends on your country, In order to do this, use ” mediaopt hostap ” to ifconfig To find the correct value for your system, you need to either consult documentation if you can find it , or write down every single range used by every single device under Windows, and pick a range that appears empty. You can connect at almost any speed available. This means acting as a gateway between clients which do not communicate directly. See also Hoang Q.

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Remember, these values are probably not right for you!! In theory, there is no reason why the card could not be configured as a true access point. See apmd 8 for details Here’s some quick-and-dirty scripts to get wavealn going: Most of the network card’s parameters can be changed using ifconfig 8 and wiconfig 8 deprecatedin NetBSD 3. In one case this range may not work for you!

The interface should behave more ljcent less like an ethernet interface.

Using WaveLAN IEEE under NetBSD

Windows gave the answer as it was using 0xcc and the card working. Wavean is probably obvious to some, but if you don’t see the PCMCIA card, the problem probably lies with the configuration of the pcic device.

Assuming that the defaults are correct for your network, you should see “Current netname” or SSID change to reflect the name of the wireless network which has been set in the access point your card is communicating with.


See apmd 8 for details.

Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE Bronze

Assuming you haven’t changed anything yet, use ifconfig 8 wabelan wiconfig 8 to show the card’s current configuration. If in doubt, please refer to the documentation that came with your card or access point. Make sure that the channel you select is the same channel your access point or the other card in an ad-hoc network is on. This is a common problem with laptops; documentation is somewhat sparse, and NetBSD isn’t very good yet at all forms of autodetection.

In one case, the following configuration was used:. Tran’s web page on how to build a wireless The ‘resources’ tab of each device in the “Device Manager”.

See also Hoang Q.

Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE Bronze – WikiDevi

Mass Uses WaveLan wireless cards became enormously popular with schools when the Erate initiative to put wireless into every classroom first started back in the 90s.

The above example also shows how to set WEP keys, see ifconfig 8 for more documentation. If there is no change, you may need to adjust the channel your card is communicating on, using ” ifconfig ath0 chan XX ” for channel XX.

It was also sold by many OEM companies. Once you’ve booted a kernel with a Some companies used their technology to developed their own high end bridges.


Wireless cards do suck a lot of power; if you plan on using this while unplugged from the mains, its is recommended.

To use them, add one of the following to your kernel config: Once you have good communication with the base station or other ad-hoc device, you should configure the wireless network interface just like you would any other network interface. A number of useful tools for IEEE The default for cards sold in North America and most of Waveln is 3; the default for cards sold in France wavelab 11, and the default for cards sold in Japan is Acting as an access point In theory, there is no reason why the card could not be configured as a true access point.

WaveLan was marketed by several companies who also marketed their wireless bridges and routers. WaveLan came abouts in and was used well into the mid ‘s.

Use ifconfig 8dhclient 8 or whatever you normally use. Later on it was built into the laptops themselves. You may also want to set different media and media options according to the output of ” ifconfig -m “, e. On this particular system, many addresses were tried for iomem without luck.