Langue: en

Version: 300185 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 4 (Pilotes et protocoles réseau)

BSD mandoc


arl - Aironet Arlan 655 wireless network adapter driver


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file:
device arl

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf5:



The driver provides support for Aironet Arlan 655 wireless network adapters. The Arlan 655 series adapters operate at 354kbps, 512kbps, 1Mbps and 2Mbps.

The Aironet Arlan 655 devices support Aironet TMA, Aironet Non-TMA and PSP operating modes.

By default, the driver configures the Aironet Arlan 655 card for TMA operation.

To set up Radio Network parameters, use arlcontrol(8).


arp(4), netintro(4), arlcontrol(8), ifconfig(8)


When using ifconfig(8) for setting SSID you must use a 4-byte even hexadecimal digit value and it must start with 00 or 02.

You can change channel for current country only through ifconfig(8). You must use arlcontrol(8) for changing country

Cannot change link-level address.


The device driver first appeared in Fx 5.3 .


An -nosplit The driver was initially written by An Ivan Sharov Aq . Aq wrote the arlcontrol(8) utility and added ioctl(2) support to the driver. An Stanislav Svirid Aq ported this driver to the new ISA architecture, merged some al driver changes, fixed some bugs and made it a module. An Yuri Kurenkov Aq wrote this manpage.