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

     wi	-- Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA driver

     device wi

     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 Her-
     mes 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)

     wi%d: init	failed	The WaveLAN failed to come ready after an initializa-
     tion command was issued.

     wi%d: failed to allocate %d bytes on NIC  The driver was unable to	allo-
     cate 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.

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

     HCF Light programming specification,

     The wi device driver first	appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

     The wi driver was written by Bill Paul <>.

FreeBSD	11.1			April 21, 1999			  FreeBSD 11.1


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