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* Copyright (C) 1999 AbsoluteValue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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* linux-wlan
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* Portions of the development of this software were funded by
* Intersil Corporation as part of PRISM(R) chipset product development.
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The linux-wlan package is a linux device driver and subsystem
package that is designed to provide the full range of IEEE 802.11 MAC
management capabilities for use in user-mode utilities and scripts.
The package currently supports the Intersil Prism2 11Mb/s reference design
PCMCIA wireless LAN (WLAN) card.
For a list of elements that are still undone, see the TODO file in
this directory
See the COPYING and LICENSE files.
Top level directory for linux-wlan-ng:
./doc - source distribution documentation
./man - man pages
./etc - scripts used at run-time
./src - source code for various components
Some of the subdirectories have empty README files. This means we haven't
gotten to the contents of these directories. The empty README is just a trick
to prevent CVS from pruning the directory.
This software has currently been tested on the following
linux-2.2.9 + pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 + RedHat6.0
linux-2.2.12 + pcmcia-cs-3.0.14 + RedHat6.1
linux-2.3.99-pre9 + pcmcia-cs-3.1.11 + RedHat 6.2
linux-2.2.16 + pcmcia-cs-
linux-2.2.12 + pcmcia-cs-3.1.12 + LinuxPPC2000
The following build and install instructions assume you have configured source
code for both the linux kernel package and pcmcia-cs package installed on your
system. It's important that the configured code for these packages match
the kernel and pcmcia-cs you currently have running.
Build Instructions:
1) untar the package using the command:
tar zxvf linux-wlan-ng-X.Y.Z.tar.gz
2) Make sure you have configured kernel and pcmcia sources on your system.
3) To clean up any unwanted files accidentally included in the tar package,
run 'make clean'. If make clean behaves badly (infinite loop, for
example), you may have a date/time mismatch. Run the command:
find . -type f -exec touch {} \;
to fix the date&time stamps, then run 'make clean' again.
4) To configure the linux-wlan-ng package, run 'make config' and respond
to the questions. The defaults should be sufficient for most
users. 'make config' must be run after a 'make clean' and
before 'make all'.
5) To build the package, run 'make all'
6) To install the package, run 'make install' (as root).
7) Edit the /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.opts file to configure. These options are
set every time you insert a card. If you want to change an option
after the initial configuration, a) pop your card out, b) alter the
file, c) insert your card. For more information see the file(s)
8) Edit your network.opts file to set up your IP settings. Note: for a
station, the SSID you're connecting to will be appended to the
current pcmcia scheme name. You can use this to have different
IP setups for different wireless LANs you connect to (e.g. home vs. work).
9) Restart pcmcia-cs with the command:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart
10) Insert the card. For most cards, a solid LED indicates that the
SSID you specified was found, a bss was joined, and the firmware
completed the authenticate and associate processes.
11) Run ifconfig and route to determine if your IP and route settings are
listed as you wanted them. It's also a good idea to look at the file
/etc/resolv.conf to see if your nameserver address has been set up