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Linux Wireless LAN Project

The goal of the Linux WLAN project is to develop a complete, standards based, wireless LAN system using the GNU/Linux operating system. What differentiates this project from the Linux wireless extensions and other Linux wireless projects is that it is basing everything on the IEEE 802.11 standard.


Recent releases

  •  04 Mar 2003 17:51

    Release Notes: Spurious beacon generation in the monitor mode has been fixed. The monitor mode now preserves headers of unrecognized frame types. More device IDs have been added.

    •  25 Feb 2002 18:34

      Release Notes: Support for Linux Wireless Extensions, and various bugfixes for the recently added interfaces (PCI, PLX, and USB).

      •  12 Dec 2001 21:10

        Release Notes: This release adds support for USB-based devices and Corega cards. The serial number of the card is now shown correctly. Netlink support in the kernel is no longer required. There are many other bugfixes.

        •  06 Oct 2001 06:02

          Release Notes: Support for the ISL3874 based mini-pci card added. Scripts for PLX cards improved. New CIS entries added.

          •  08 Jun 2001 21:30

            Release Notes: A fix for autojoin auth type control, new/updated PDR numbers, and a fix for a fatal typo in the default wlan-ng.opts.

            Recent comments

            13 Mar 2003 12:57 jeffski

            Usage of the linksys WPC54G - Wireless-G Notebook adapter
            Works excellent as a door stop holds the door
            open at just the right angle :-)

            21 Feb 2003 13:49 proskin

            Re: What version of gcc are you using?
            Version of gcc should be irrelevant, but there may be compatibility issues with old versions of Linux kernel and pcmcia-cs. Test the latest driver and report your problem to the mailing list.

            By the way, warnings don't cause compilation to fail. Quote the first error, not the first warning. If you cannot distinguish errors from warnings, capture the whole output and compress it.

            25 Aug 2002 23:29 regulatre

            What version of gcc are you using?

            I'm running slackware 8.1 with all the latest packages and I still can't compile the wlan project. Can you make available the specs of the compiler, etc... that you're using to build this project?

            EIS /usr/src/linux-wlan-0.3.4 #make
            set -e; for d in driver wlanctl wlandump man; do make -C $d ; done
            make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-wlan-0.3.4/driver'
            cc -E -M -D__LINUX_WLAN__ -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE=1 -I../include -I/usr/src/linux/include -I/include -I/modules "-DWLAN_INCLUDE_DEBUG" "-DWLAN_INCLUDE_SNIF" am930mod.c am930hw.c am930hw_db.c am930llc.c am930mac.c am930mgr.c ../p80211/p80211.c > .depend
            In file included from am930mod.c:63:
            /usr/src/linux/include/linux/malloc.h:4: warning: #warning linux/malloc.h is deprecated, use linux/slab.h instead.
            (4 pages of this, compiler spirling out of control with errors and warnings)


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