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- Lucent/PrismII 802.11b wireless NIC driver
The pcwl 802.11b wireless NIC driver is a multi- threaded, loadable, clonable, GLDv3-based STREAMS driver. It supports the pccard and PCI/MiniPCI cards with the Lucent and PrismII 802.11b chipsets on x86 and SPARC.
The pcwl driver supports 802.11b data rates of 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 (Mbits/sec). The default is 11.
The pcwl driver supports BSS networks (also known as ap or infrastructure networks) and IBSS (or ad-hoc) networks. For authentication type, the pcwl driver supports the open(or open-system) mode and the shared-key mode. For encryption type, only WEP is currently supported. You perform configuration and administration tasks using the dladm(1M) utility.
Special character device
64-bit ELF kernel module (x86)
64-bit ELF kernel module (SPARC)
See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:
802.11b Standard for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) - IEEE