This document explains how to install Cisco Aironet drivers on a Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS)-based laptop.
Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:
Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology and terms
PC hardware topics
MS-DOS configuration commands
The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:
Aironet PCM 3xx or LMC 3xx client adapters
Aironet Driver for DOS version 6.22
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Complete these steps in order to install the DOS driver:
Build the config.sys file in this way:
DEVICE=A:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS DEVICE=A:\DOS\EMM386.EXE X=D000-DFFF FRAME=NONE DEVICEHIGH=A:\IBMDSS14.SYS DEVICEHIGH=A:\IBMDOSCS.SYS DEVICEHIGH=A:\DICRMU01.SYS /MA-D000-D7FF /SH=1 /IX=5,10,11,15 DEVICE=A:\NET\IFSHLP.SYS DEVICE=A:\DOS\RAMDRIVE.SYS 2048 /e DEVICE=A:\DOS\ANSI.SYS DOS=HIGH,UMB FILES=40 BUFFERS=30 LASTDRIVE=Z SHELL=COMMAND.COM /e:512 /p
The IBMDSS14.SYS, IBMDOSCS.SYS and DICRMU01.SYS files are PCMCIA Card and Socket Services for the sample model IBM laptop. Substitute appropriate files from the laptop manufacturer as appropriate.
Customize the included cscpkt.ini file to individual needs:
[CSCPKT] ;Initialization file for Infrastructure operating mode ; NOTE: The following are some keyword parameters that may ;be modified. Any commented or omitted keyword parameter ;assumes the factory default. For most situations the ;factory defaults will be appropriate. In situations where ;the factory default needs to be modified, uncomment or add the ;keyword parameter line and set the appropriate keyword value. SSID="network_ssid" ;Must match Access Point setting ;FragThreshold=2312 ;Packet size to start fragmenting ;RTSThreshold=2312 ;Packet size to start sending RTS/CTS ;DataRate1=0x02 ;(1) Mbps supported data bit rate ;DataRate2=0x04 ;(2) Mbps supported data bit rate ;DataRate3=0x0B ;(5.5) Mbps supported data bit rate ;DataRate4=0x16 ;(11) Mbps supported data bit rate ;RefreshInterval=10000 ;Inactivity time to check association ;PowerSaveMode="CAM" ;Constant Awake Mode ;MaxPowerSave="OFF" ;Maximum power save mode NodeName="CiscoPC" ;Descriptive station name AuthType="WEPOPEN" ;WEP with open authentication ;The adapter needs 32 16-bit I/O ports, and 1 non-sharable IRQ. ;The following lines should be uncommented and the appropriate ;values set in the following scenarios: ; 1) PCMCIA mode: Override the I/O port base and/or IRQ ; assigned by PCMCIA card services. ; 2) PCMCIA mode: PCMCIA card services is not being used. ; 3) ISA mode: Override the I/O port base and/or IRQ assigned ; by Plug and Play. ; 4) ISA mode: Non-Plug and Play operation. ;PortBase=0x140 ;IRQ=5 ;If the PCMCIA interface is being used without PCMCIA card services, ;uncomment the following lines and set the appropriate values. Memory=0xD000 Socket=0 ;If the PCMCIA interface is not being used, set the appropriate ;value of "ISA" or "PCI". BusType="PCMCIA"
Boot the computer to load the above config.sys file.
Issue this command:
a:>wepdos -365 -tx1 12345678901234567890123456
setting key 1 to 12345678901234567890123456 setting transmit key index to 1
Issue this command:
Cisco Wireless Packet Driver , version 2.04 (c) Copyright 2000 Cisco System , Inc. All rights Reserved Card recognized as a radio in socket 00 Driver Resources --> IO ports 0400-043F IRQ :03 350 series Firmware 4.25.30 Mac Address 00:09:7c:31:87:32
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