linux/Documentation/networking/wavelan.txt
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   1        The Wavelan drivers saga
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   3
   4        By Jean Tourrilhes <jt@hpl.hp.com>
   5
   6        The Wavelan is a Radio network adapter designed by
   7Lucent. Under this generic name is hidden quite a variety of hardware,
   8and 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
  21of the Wavelan, now discontinued. The device is 2 Mb/s, composed of a
  22Intel 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
  40generation of the Wavelan, now discontinued. The device is 2 Mb/s,
  41composed of a Intel 82593 controller (totally different from the 82586)
  42and 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,
  56which is 802.11 compatible. Depending on version, it is 2 Mb/s or 11
  57Mb/s, with or without encryption, all implemented in Lucent specific
  58DSP (the Hermes).
  59        This is a GPL full source PCMCIA driver (ISA is just a Pcmcia
  60card 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
  68driver, the main difference is that it is based on a binary library
  69and supported by Lucent.
  70
  71        I hope it clears the confusion ;-)
  72
  73        Jean
  74
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