Subject: Lucent Wavelan II 802.11 wireless ethernet card
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Robert V. Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/1999 11:42:18
I decided to take the driver for a spin. It seems to work fine.
But to get it to work at my site I needed to use wicontrol which
is not in the -current sources. With a few header file changes,
the FreeBSD code compiles fine. Could the wi maintainer add this
Now, I would like to propose a general change to for netstart.
The problem is that after the
ifconfig wi0 ...
I need to do some
wicontrol -i wi0 ...
The way /etc/ifconfig.wi0 is used, I can not add commands to
that file. The neatest solution is to look for a /etc/ifconfig.wi0.conf
file. And if it exists, execute it after the ifconfig. Note wi0 is
really a variable (gleaned from ifconfig -l). So the changes to
/etc/netstart are just:
*** /etc/netstart.BAK Mon Jul 5 06:12:33 1999
--- /etc/netstart Wed Oct 20 10:13:40 1999
*** 100,105 ****
--- 100,109 ----
+ if [ -f /etc/ifconfig.$int.conf ]; then
+ echo -n "*"
+ . /etc/ifconfig.$int.conf
The question is whether the wavelan is the only network device that
needs this sort of setup. Now I suppose I could just add to
/etc/netstart.local on this machine, but sometimes I use wavelan and
other times ethernet, so that's not the right solution.