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WI(4)                  FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                  WI(4)

NAME
     wi - Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA driver

SYNOPSIS
     device wi

DESCRIPTION
     The wi driver provides support for WaveLAN/IEEE PCCARD adapters (also
     known as WaveLAN II cards). Note that while Lucent sells both ISA and
     PCMCIA WaveLAN/IEEE devices, the ISA product is actually a PCMCIA card in
     an ISA to PCMCIA bridge adapter.  Consequently, the wi driver is required
     for both the ISA and PCMCIA NICs.  Both the original 2Mbps WaveLAN/IEEE
     cards and the newer 6Mbps WaveLAN/IEEE Turbo adapters are supported.

     The core of the WaveLAN/IEEE is the Lucent Hermes controller.  All
     host/device interaction is via programmed I/O with the Hermes.  The
     Hermes supports 802.11 and 802.3 frames, power management, BSS, WDS and
     ad-hoc operation modes.  The wi driver encapsulates all IP and ARP
     traffic as 802.11 frames, however it can receive either 802.11 or 802.3
     frames.  Transmit speed is selectable between 1Mbps fixed, 2Mbps fixed or
     2Mbps with auto fallback.  For WaveLAN/IEEE Turbo adapters, speeds up to
     6Mbps are available.

     By default, the wi driver configures the WaveLAN card for BSS operation.

     For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8)

DIAGNOSTICS
     wi%d: init failed  The WaveLAN failed to come ready after an
     initialization command was issued.

     wi%d: failed to allocate %d bytes on NIC  The driver was unable to
     allocate memory for transmit frames in the NIC's on-board RAM.

     wi%d: device timeout  The WaveLAN failed to generate an interrupt to
     acknowledge a transmit command.

SEE ALSO
     arp(4), netintro(4), ifconfig(8), wicontrol(8)

     HCF Light programming specification, http://www.wavelan.com.

HISTORY
     The wi device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

AUTHORS
     The wi driver was written by Bill Paul <wpaul@ctr.columbia.edu>.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         April 21, 1999         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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