Subject: Re: 802.4 "wavelan"?? (was: Summary of NetBSD at usenix)
To: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/23/1999 10:38:37
It was 802.11 - thanks for picking up on that (fixing webpage
I'm sorry I don't have any more details - though hopefully someone
on one of the lists may...
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On Wed, 23 Jun 1999 Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no wrote:
> > * 802.4 wavelan support & vendor documentation
> > This would be welcomed by many users, but it is very difficult to
> > get documentation from some vendors. I believe a team in Japan ha=
> > made significant progress on a driver.
> Uh, someone must have mistyped *something* here (I'm not
> critisizing, but my interest is piqued by this part of the
> AFAIK, 802.4 defines the "token bus" network, and it doesn't
> really make sense to me that this protocol is done on a radio
> based network. Maybe you were thinking of 802.11?
> Also, isn't "wavelan" more a specific product name than a generic
> term? (I'm always thinking of the old AT&T / Lucent / Digital
> hardware when someone says "WaveLAN".)
> Does anyone know which hardware the Japanese team is working
> with? I would not expect there to be a single driver for all
> 802.11 cards out there any more than I expect a single ethernet
> interface device driver...
> - H=E5vard