devn-bcm43xx.so

Driver for the Broadcom-based 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet controller

Syntax:

io-net -d bcm43xx [option[,option ...]] ... &

Runs on:

Neutrino

Options:


Note: Use commas (,), not spaces, to separate the options.

authtype=type
The authentication scheme to use: open (the default) or sharedkey.
channel=num
The 802.11 channel to use. Scans in bss mode.
default_key=[1-4]
Which of the keys given by the key[1-4] options to use for the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) algorithm, which is part of the 802.11 standard.
ioport=port
The I/O port of the interface. It's automatically detected by default.
irq=num
The IRQ of the interface. It's automatically detected by default.
key[1-4]=KEY
Set up one of the four default WEP keys, where KEY is a hex string of 10 (64- or 40-bit WEP) or 26 (128-bit WEP) characters. For example, key1=0x0102030405.
mac=XXXXXXXXXXXX
The MAC address of controller. The default is automatically detected on supported hardware.
mode=mode
The 802.11 network mode: bss (access point), ibss (802.11 ad hoc) or adhoc (802.11 ad hoc). The default is bss (access point).
ssid=name
The 802.11 network name to use (SSID). Scans in bss mode.
station=name
The station name for this machine. Defaults to the value of the CS_HOSTNAME configuration string.
verbose
verbose=num
Be verbose. Specify num for more verbosity (num can be 1-4, the higher the number, the more detailed the output). The output goes to slogger; invoke sloginfo to view it.

Description:

The devn-bcm43xx.so driver controls the Broadcom-based 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet controller.

Examples:

Start io-net using the Broadcom 43xx driver and the full TCP/IP stack:

io-net -d bcm43xx channel=10,ssid=work -p tcpip

Start io-net using the Broadcom 43xx driver and 64-bit WEP:

io-net -d bcm43xx key1=0x0102030405,default_key=1,ssid=home,authtype=sharedkey

Files:

/dev/io-net
The directory where, by default, drivers and protocol modules add entries. For more information, the documentation for io-net.

See also:

io-net

"Network drivers (devn-*)" and "Network protocol interfaces (npm-*)" in the Utilities Summary