Commit 826d2abe authored by James Ketrenos's avatar James Ketrenos

Updated READMEs and MAINTAINERS for the ipw2100 and ipw2200 drivers.

Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Ketrenos <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
parent cf1b479b
===========================
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection Driver for Linux
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Driver for Linux in support of:
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
Copyright (C) 2003-2005, Intel Corporation
README.ipw2100
March 14, 2005
Version: 1.1.3
Date : October 17, 2005
===========================
Index
---------------------------
0. Introduction
1. Release 1.1.0 Current Features
2. Command Line Parameters
3. Sysfs Helper Files
4. Radio Kill Switch
5. Dynamic Firmware
6. Power Management
7. Support
8. License
===========================
0. Introduction
------------ ----- ----- ---- --- -- -
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0. IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE USING THIS DRIVER
1. Introduction
2. Release 1.1.3 Current Features
3. Command Line Parameters
4. Sysfs Helper Files
5. Radio Kill Switch
6. Dynamic Firmware
7. Power Management
8. Support
9. License
0. IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE USING THIS DRIVER
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Important Notice FOR ALL USERS OR DISTRIBUTORS!!!!
Intel wireless LAN adapters are engineered, manufactured, tested, and
quality checked to ensure that they meet all necessary local and
governmental regulatory agency requirements for the regions that they
are designated and/or marked to ship into. Since wireless LANs are
generally unlicensed devices that share spectrum with radars,
satellites, and other licensed and unlicensed devices, it is sometimes
necessary to dynamically detect, avoid, and limit usage to avoid
interference with these devices. In many instances Intel is required to
provide test data to prove regional and local compliance to regional and
governmental regulations before certification or approval to use the
product is granted. Intel's wireless LAN's EEPROM, firmware, and
software driver are designed to carefully control parameters that affect
radio operation and to ensure electromagnetic compliance (EMC). These
parameters include, without limitation, RF power, spectrum usage,
channel scanning, and human exposure.
For these reasons Intel cannot permit any manipulation by third parties
of the software provided in binary format with the wireless WLAN
adapters (e.g., the EEPROM and firmware). Furthermore, if you use any
patches, utilities, or code with the Intel wireless LAN adapters that
have been manipulated by an unauthorized party (i.e., patches,
utilities, or code (including open source code modifications) which have
not been validated by Intel), (i) you will be solely responsible for
ensuring the regulatory compliance of the products, (ii) Intel will bear
no liability, under any theory of liability for any issues associated
with the modified products, including without limitation, claims under
the warranty and/or issues arising from regulatory non-compliance, and
(iii) Intel will not provide or be required to assist in providing
support to any third parties for such modified products.
Note: Many regulatory agencies consider Wireless LAN adapters to be
modules, and accordingly, condition system-level regulatory approval
upon receipt and review of test data documenting that the antennas and
system configuration do not cause the EMC and radio operation to be
non-compliant.
The drivers available for download from SourceForge are provided as a
part of a development project. Conformance to local regulatory
requirements is the responsibility of the individual developer. As
such, if you are interested in deploying or shipping a driver as part of
solution intended to be used for purposes other than development, please
obtain a tested driver from Intel Customer Support at:
http://support.intel.com/support/notebook/sb/CS-006408.htm
1. Introduction
-----------------------------------------------
This document provides a brief overview of the features supported by the
IPW2100 driver project. The main project website, where the latest
......@@ -34,9 +89,8 @@ potential fixes and patches, as well as links to the development mailing list
for the driver project.
===========================
1. Release 1.1.0 Current Supported Features
---------------------------
2. Release 1.1.3 Current Supported Features
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- Managed (BSS) and Ad-Hoc (IBSS)
- WEP (shared key and open)
- Wireless Tools support
......@@ -51,9 +105,8 @@ on the amount of validation and interoperability testing that has been
performed on a given feature.
===========================
2. Command Line Parameters
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3. Command Line Parameters
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If the driver is built as a module, the following optional parameters are used
by entering them on the command line with the modprobe command using this
......@@ -75,9 +128,9 @@ associate boolean associate=0 /* Do NOT auto associate */
disable boolean disable=1 /* Do not power the HW */
===========================
3. Sysfs Helper Files
4. Sysfs Helper Files
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There are several ways to control the behavior of the driver. Many of the
general capabilities are exposed through the Wireless Tools (iwconfig). There
......@@ -120,9 +173,8 @@ For the device level files, see /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ipw2100:
based RF kill from ON -> OFF -> ON, the radio will NOT come back on
===========================
4. Radio Kill Switch
---------------------------
5. Radio Kill Switch
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Most laptops provide the ability for the user to physically disable the radio.
Some vendors have implemented this as a physical switch that requires no
software to turn the radio off and on. On other laptops, however, the switch
......@@ -134,9 +186,8 @@ See the Sysfs helper file 'rf_kill' for determining the state of the RF switch
on your system.
===========================
5. Dynamic Firmware
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6. Dynamic Firmware
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As the firmware is licensed under a restricted use license, it can not be
included within the kernel sources. To enable the IPW2100 you will need a
firmware image to load into the wireless NIC's processors.
......@@ -146,9 +197,8 @@ You can obtain these images from <http://ipw2100.sf.net/firmware.php>.
See INSTALL for instructions on installing the firmware.
===========================
6. Power Management
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7. Power Management
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The IPW2100 supports the configuration of the Power Save Protocol
through a private wireless extension interface. The IPW2100 supports
the following different modes:
......@@ -200,9 +250,8 @@ xxxx/yyyy will be replaced with 'off' -- the level reported will be the active
level if `iwconfig eth1 power on` is invoked.
===========================
7. Support
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8. Support
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For general development information and support,
go to:
......@@ -218,9 +267,8 @@ For installation support on the ipw2100 1.1.0 driver on Linux kernels
http://supportmail.intel.com
===========================
8. License
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9. License
-----------------------------------------------
Copyright(c) 2003 - 2005 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
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W: http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/
S: Supported
INTEL PRO/WIRELESS 2100 NETWORK CONNECTION SUPPORT
P: Yi Zhu
M: yi.zhu@intel.com
P: James Ketrenos
M: jketreno@linux.intel.com
L: http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/ipw2100-devel
W: http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net
S: Supported
INTEL PRO/WIRELESS 2915ABG NETWORK CONNECTION SUPPORT
P: Yi Zhu
M: yi.zhu@intel.com
P: James Ketrenos
M: jketreno@linux.intel.com
L: http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/ipw2100-devel
W: http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net
S: Supported
IOC3 DRIVER
P: Ralf Baechle
M: ralf@linux-mips.org
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