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 From:  "Jar" <jar at pcuf dot fi>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Is Compaq WL200 supported ?
 Date:  Fri, 10 Dec 2004 14:24:46 +0200 (EET)
The wi manual for FreeBSD 4.10 kernel says:

  "WL200 PCI wireless cards are based on a Cirrus Logic CL-PD6729 bridge
chips glued to an intersil prism-II pcmcia chipset w/o the PC Card form
factor being present. These chips are special and require special care
to use properly. One must set hw.pcic.pd6729_intr_path="2" in
/boot/loader.conf. This tells the pccard system to use PCI interrupts
for this odd beast. It is not possible to know automatically which kind
of interrupts to use. OLDCARD devices (pcic and card) support this device."

- WL200 uses PCI interrupts.
- Under Linux cardctl ident gives:
   Socket 0:
     product info: "Compaq", "WL200_11Mbps_Wireless_PCI_Card", "", ""
     manfid: 0x0138, 0x0002
     function: 6 (network)

Is the FreeBSD 4.10 kernel used in m0n0wall "patched" that it accepts
PCI interrupts for the pd6729? How to enable/use that card in m0n0wall?

Second question: How to utilize the wlan capability to use large packets (MTU=2348),
so that when using OpenVpn and TAP tunnels the vpn device and the LAN side ethernet
device (bridged together) would have the same MTU=1500? Is there any place for MTU
in the wlan interface and can the OpenVpn use it automatically?

Best Regards, Jar