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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

Networking Driver Overview

Driver: Xircom Netwave
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #2088
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.31, as NeXTanswer #2089
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: Yes, Version 3.32, as NeXTanswer #2148

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: XircomNetwave
Driver Type: Networking
Driver Scope: Specific Product
Supported Components:
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: PCMCIA

General Overview notes: This is a wireless PCMCIA ethernet adapter operating at 1 Mbit/s.

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
Xircom CreditCard Netwave Adapter (CNW(AM))

Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:

Networking Driver Details

Network Type**:
Wireless EtherNet
Speed*: 1 Mb/s
Access Mode**: Memory Mapped
Buffer Size*: 32KB
Supported Connectors**:

Known Problems

Released Version 3.31 of this driver requires Version 3.31 or later of the Intel 82365/PCIC driver and Version 3.33 of the PCMCIABus driver.

See NeXTanswers 1968_Intel_82365_and_compatible_PCMCIA_chipset.pkg.compressed and 1969_PCMCIABus.pkg.compressed

Driver Version Notes

3.31 Initial release
3.32 Re-released in order to be compatible with 3.34 of the PCMCIABus driver; no functional changes were made.

Future Planning

Future / Update Planning:

Reason for New Driver / Update:
New Driver / Update Timeframe:

New Driver / Update Description:
Beta Version 3.32 of this driver requires Version 3.31 or later of the Intel82365PCMCIA/PCIC driver and Version 3.34 or later of the PCMCIABus driver.

Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.

* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.

** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.

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