Linux & Wireless LANs : Un*x, with no string attached...
Once you've picked a Wireless LAN, you will have to live with it. The next chapter go through the main differences of Wireless LAN compared to other networking technologies. This includes the main steps of the installation and usage considerations.
Then, we will have a nice overview of the Wireless Extensions. The Wireless Extensions is a new standard interface to configure Wireless LAN devices and get wireless specific statistics from them. Of course, this is a Linux exclusivity !
At this point, you will find a long and dense section, talking mostly of the different technologies used in Wireless LANs and other boring related stuff. It is quite safe to skip that one.
I hope that this document will help people to make the most of their Wireless LAN under a competent operating system and understand what is in the box. If I could convince people to give it a try, it would make me happy.
This document act mostly as a complement to the exhaustive documentation existing for Linux. Because of that, I might not explain every details of everything and target already quite knowledgeable people. Don't worry, there is a section on how to improve your culture at the beginning of the section 3.
Any information in this document is purely fictious and any resemblance to real hardware, software or driver is purely coincidental...
I mean, if because you read this document your hardware burn, you get fired from your job or anything else bad happen, I'm not responsible, it can't be my fault, so please use your own brain. Writing this kind of documents is not part of my job at HP, so I don't expect them to claim any responsibility for its content.
Any brand mentioned in this document is trademark of its respective owner. For example Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Then, this is my document, written by me (Jean Tourrilhes), therefore I own its copyright. So don't remove my name (and copyright notice) and pretend that you wrote it yourself. In matter of copy, distribution and modification, you should ask me politely and use common sense.
Having said that, this document is also licensed under the terms of the Linux Documentation Project Copying License.
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Constructive comments and interesting information are welcomed. I hope that you will help me to keep this document up to date and improve its content.
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Linux Wireless LAN Howto -
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Updated 8 september 99
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