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1	September 21, 1999
2	
3	Copyright (c) 1998  Corey Thomas (corey@world.std.com)
4	
5	This file is the documentation for the Raylink Wireless LAN card driver for
6	Linux.  The Raylink wireless LAN card is a PCMCIA card which provides IEEE
7	802.11 compatible wireless network connectivity at 1 and 2 megabits/second.
8	See http://www.raytheon.com/micro/raylink/ for more information on the Raylink
9	card.  This driver is in early development and does have bugs.  See the known
10	bugs and limitations at the end of this document for more information.
11	This driver also works with WebGear's Aviator 2.4 and Aviator Pro
12	wireless LAN cards.
13	
14	As of kernel 2.3.18, the ray_cs driver is part of the Linux kernel
15	source.  My web page for the development of ray_cs is at
16	http://web.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html 
17	and I can be emailed at corey@world.std.com
18	
19	The kernel driver is based on ray_cs-1.62.tgz
20	
21	The driver at my web page is intended to be used as an add on to
22	David Hinds pcmcia package.  All the command line parameters are
23	available when compiled as a module.  When built into the kernel, only
24	the essid= string parameter is available via the kernel command line.
25	This will change after the method of sorting out parameters for all
26	the PCMCIA drivers is agreed upon.  If you must have a built in driver
27	with nondefault parameters, they can be edited in
28	/usr/src/linux/drivers/net/pcmcia/ray_cs.c.  Searching for module_param
29	will find them all.
30	
31	Information on card services is available at:
32		http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/
33	
34	
35	Card services user programs are still required for PCMCIA devices.
36	pcmcia-cs-3.1.1 or greater is required for the kernel version of
37	the driver.
38	
39	Currently, ray_cs is not part of David Hinds card services package,
40	so the following magic is required.
41	
42	At the end of the /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file, add the line: 
43	source ./ray_cs.opts 
44	This will make card services read the ray_cs.opts file
45	when starting.  Create the file /etc/pcmcia/ray_cs.opts containing the
46	following:
47	
48	#### start of /etc/pcmcia/ray_cs.opts ###################
49	# Configuration options for Raylink Wireless LAN PCMCIA card
50	device "ray_cs"
51	  class "network" module "misc/ray_cs"
52	
53	card "RayLink PC Card WLAN Adapter"
54	  manfid 0x01a6, 0x0000
55	  bind "ray_cs"
56	
57	module "misc/ray_cs" opts ""
58	#### end of /etc/pcmcia/ray_cs.opts #####################
59	
60	
61	To join an existing network with
62	different parameters, contact the network administrator for the 
63	configuration information, and edit /etc/pcmcia/ray_cs.opts.
64	Add the parameters below between the empty quotes.
65	
66	Parameters for ray_cs driver which may be specified in ray_cs.opts:
67	
68	bc              integer         0 = normal mode (802.11 timing)
69	                                1 = slow down inter frame timing to allow
70	                                    operation with older breezecom access
71	                                    points.
72	
73	beacon_period	integer         beacon period in Kilo-microseconds
74					legal values = must be integer multiple 
75	                                               of hop dwell
76	                                default = 256
77	
78	country         integer         1 = USA (default)
79	                                2 = Europe
80	                                3 = Japan
81	                                4 = Korea
82	                                5 = Spain
83	                                6 = France
84	                                7 = Israel
85	                                8 = Australia
86	
87	essid		string		ESS ID - network name to join
88					string with maximum length of 32 chars
89					default value = "ADHOC_ESSID"
90	
91	hop_dwell	integer         hop dwell time in Kilo-microseconds 
92					legal values = 16,32,64,128(default),256
93	
94	irq_mask	integer         linux standard 16 bit value 1bit/IRQ
95					lsb is IRQ 0, bit 1 is IRQ 1 etc.
96					Used to restrict choice of IRQ's to use.
97	                                Recommended method for controlling
98	                                interrupts is in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
99	
100	net_type	integer		0 (default) = adhoc network, 
101					1 = infrastructure
102	
103	phy_addr	string          string containing new MAC address in
104					hex, must start with x eg
105					x00008f123456
106	
107	psm		integer         0 = continuously active
108					1 = power save mode (not useful yet)
109	
110	pc_debug	integer		(0-5) larger values for more verbose
111					logging.  Replaces ray_debug.
112	
113	ray_debug	integer		Replaced with pc_debug
114	
115	ray_mem_speed   integer         defaults to 500
116	
117	sniffer         integer         0 = not sniffer (default)
118	                                1 = sniffer which can be used to record all
119	                                    network traffic using tcpdump or similar, 
120	                                    but no normal network use is allowed.
121	
122	translate	integer		0 = no translation (encapsulate frames)
123					1 = translation    (RFC1042/802.1)
124	
125	
126	More on sniffer mode:
127	
128	tcpdump does not understand 802.11 headers, so it can't
129	interpret the contents, but it can record to a file.  This is only
130	useful for debugging 802.11 lowlevel protocols that are not visible to
131	linux.  If you want to watch ftp xfers, or do similar things, you
132	don't need to use sniffer mode.  Also, some packet types are never
133	sent up by the card, so you will never see them (ack, rts, cts, probe
134	etc.)  There is a simple program (showcap) included in the ray_cs
135	package which parses the 802.11 headers.
136	
137	Known Problems and missing features
138	
139	        Does not work with non x86
140	
141		Does not work with SMP
142	
143		Support for defragmenting frames is not yet debugged, and in
144		fact is known to not work.  I have never encountered a net set
145		up to fragment, but still, it should be fixed.
146	
147		The ioctl support is incomplete.  The hardware address cannot be set
148		using ifconfig yet.  If a different hardware address is needed, it may
149		be set using the phy_addr parameter in ray_cs.opts.  This requires
150		a card insertion to take effect.
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