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Subject[TRIVIAL 2.2] CONFIG_NET_RADIO and Wireless Extensions
Hi Alan, in 2.2 appearss, er, "misleading" re the implications of
CONFIG_NET_RADIO as selecting CONFIG_NET_RADIO (at least) includes the
/proc/net/wireless stuff in net/core/dev.c. Appended patch lifts
apparently more correct text from 2.4.

Lastly, both 2.2 and 2.4 refer to - AFAICS no longer exists. I presume this should be
updated/dropped too?


--- linux-2.2.24-rc1-ntb1/Documentation/ Fri Jan 3 08:43:03 2003
+++ linux-2.2.24-rc1-ntb1a/Documentation/ Tue Jan 14 17:04:20 2003
@@ -5715,14 +5715,24 @@
modules". If unsure, say N.

Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
Support for wireless LANs and everything having to do with radio,
- but not with amateur radio. Note that the answer to this question
- won't directly affect the kernel: saying N will just cause this
- configure script to skip all the questions about radio
- interfaces.
+ but not with amateur radio or FM broadcasting.
+ Saying Y here also enables the Wireless Extensions (creates
+ /proc/net/wireless and enables ifconfig access). The Wireless
+ Extension is a generic API allowing a driver to expose to the user
+ space configuration and statistics specific to common Wireless LANs.
+ The beauty of it is that a single set of tool can support all the
+ variations of Wireless LANs, regardless of their type (as long as
+ the driver supports Wireless Extension). Another advantage is that
+ these parameters may be changed on the fly without restarting the
+ driver (or Linux). If you wish to use Wireless Extensions with
+ wireless PCMCIA (PC-) cards, you need to say Y here; you can fetch
+ the tools from
+ <>.

Some user-level drivers for scarab devices which don't require
special kernel support are available via FTP (user: anonymous) from

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