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NAME


ipw - Intel Pro. Wireless 802.11b IPW2100B driver

DESCRIPTION


The ipw 802.11b wireless NIC driver is a multi-threaded, loadable,
clonable, GLDv3-based STREAMS driver supporting the Data Link Provider
Interface, dlpi(4P), on Intel Pro Wireless 2100B chipset-based wireless
NIC's. Driver functions include controller initialization, wireless
802.11b infrastructure network connection, WEP, frame transmit and
receive and promiscuous support.

DRIVER CONFIGURATION


The ipw driver performs auto-negotiation to determine the data rate and
mode. Supported 802.11b data rates are 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbits/sec.


The ipw driver supports only BSS networks (also known as "ap" or
"infrastructure" networks) and the "open" ("open-system") or "shared
system" authentication. Only WEP encryption is currently supported. You
perform configuration and administration tasks using the dladm(8) and
wificonfig(8) utilities.

FILES


/dev/ipw*
Special character device.


/kernel/drv/ipw
32-bit ELF kernel module (x86).


/kernel/drv/amd64/ipw
64-bit ELF kernel module (x86).


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for a description of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|Architecture | x86 |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


gld(4D), dlpi(4P), attributes(7), dladm(8), wificonfig(8)


ANSI/IEEE Std 802.11- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology -- 1999


IEEE Std 802.11b - Standard for Wireless LAN Technology-Rev. B -
2003


March 11, 2007 IPW(4D)