Wavelan & Linux @ NANOG

mparson at smartdna.com mparson at smartdna.com
Thu Jun 5 20:34:19 UTC 1997

In message <199706051951.MAA06225 at ranma.com>, you write:
> I need to issue some warnings :(


> > Just in case anybody else is at NANOG and wants to use the Wavelans:

> > cd to /usr/src/linux.  vi .config.  Search for CONFIG_NET_RADIO.  Define it
> > (ie: delete the "#" and say "CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y"). Next line, add 
> > "CONFIG_WAVELAN=y".  Make the new kernel ("make depend ; make clean ;
> > make zImage").  If you've installed Linux on a laptop, then you're not
> > clueless and you know where to go from here (lilo, etc).

> Sone will argue the "proper" was of doing this is:

> "make config", and keep hitting enter and take all the defaults (actually
> the .config current entries) until you hit "Network device support".
> Carefully make your way to "Radio network interfaces (CONFIG_NET_RADIO)
> [N/y/?]" and of course hit "Y".  Then 2 more questions to " WaveLAN support
> (CONFIG_WAVELAN) [N/y/m/?]" and hit "Y".  Hit enter for all the rest of
> the questions until you hit "The linux kernel is now hopefully configured
> for your setup", and then follow the "make depend ; make clean ; make zImage"
> routine.

Or, "make menuconfig" and use the nifty ncurses interface to the kernel
configs.  Jump right to the "Radio netowrk interfaces" and toggle it there.
Or, if you have X11 on the laptop, run "make xconfig" and use the X interface
to the kernel configs.. =)

None of these are the 'right' way, but none of this discussion belongs on 
nanog either... =)

Michael Parson
SMART Technologies

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