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. WaveLan was later renamed to Orinoco, which was quite popular in itself. WaveLan was the name of a family of wireless networking technology. You’ll see ping times go up, but your power consumption should decrease. Sometimes you may get a ping response, sometimes not, but invariably everything will lock up. Use ifconfig 8 , dhclient 8 or whatever you normally use.

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This is a common problem with laptops; documentation is somewhat sparse, and NetBSD isn’t very good yet at all forms of autodetection.

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The above example also shows how to set WEP keys, see ifconfig 8 for more documentation. See apmd 8 for details.

This eventually became known as Wi-Fi. In one case this range may not work for you! Assuming you haven’t changed anything yet, use ifconfig 8 and wiconfig 8 to show the card’s current configuration. In particular, you may need to wavelsn the iomem and possibly iosize parameters of the pcic 4 device.

You may also want to set different media and media options according to the output of ” ifconfig -m “, e. To determine if your network connection between your wireless card and a base station is enabled, check ifconfig 8 output, status should be “active” there. You can connect at almost any speed available. Tran’s web page on how to build a wireless In order to do this, use ” mediaopt hostap ” to ifconfig 8: To find the correct value for your system, you need to either consult documentation if you can find itor write down every single range used by every single device under Windows, and pick a range that appears empty.


WaveLan came abouts in and was used well into the mid ‘s.

If in doubt, please refer to the documentation that came with your card or access point. In one case, the following configuration was used:. In theory, there is no reason why the card could not be configured as a true access point. The interface should behave more or less like an ethernet interface.

Sometimes you may get a ping response, sometimes not, but invariably everything will lock up. It was also sold by many OEM companies. Apple provide software for setting up an Apple Airport Base Station. Assuming you have APM configured correctly, you should see the card go into power-saving mode when you disconnect the mains, and return to normal usage when it’s plugged back in!

This document describes how to configure and troubleshoot IEEE Remember that you can get a list of available media and media options with “ifconfig -m wi0”. This means acting as a gateway between clients which do not communicate directly. How to fix this?


The ‘resources’ tab of each device in the “Device Manager”. Wireless cards do suck a lot of power; if you plan on using this while unplugged from the mains, its is recommended.

A number of useful tools for IEEE The History of WaveLan? On certain machines the wi will appear to work until traffic is actually sent, at which point it will lock the entire machine. 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.

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It requires a Macintosh running Mac OS 8. On this particular system, many addresses were tried for iomem without luck. WaveLan was marketed by several companies who also marketed their wireless bridges and routers.