GPL driver for the Wavelan IEEE/Orinoco

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The Linux Wavelan IEEE driver is an Open Source project that had many contributors through its turbulent life. I did contribute to it since 1999 thanks to Hewlett Packard sponsoring my work. My main contribution was the Wireless Extensions support (of course), multi-firmware support and a few bug fixes.

The Wavelan IEEE is the current generation of Wireless LAN hardware offered by Lucent (and others). A more detailed description is available in the Wireless Howto. This page describe the state of the old Linux GPL driver for this hardware. This driver is now discontinued.

I've put up a page for the new Linux MPL/GPL driver, called orinoco_cs.

For the good old Wavelan, which was not IEEE compliant (a few generations back), go here. For other wireless LANs, please read the Linux Wireless Howto.

Wavelan IEEE drivers : One hardware, 3 drivers...

It's all explained here.

Patches for wvlan_cs

Here are a few more patches for the driver :

Issues and release notes for wvlan_cs

Too many for my taste ;-(
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