Addtron AWP-100/AWS-100 Wireless and Linux

This document describes using the AWP-100 and AWS-100 from Addtron on a Linux laptop.


You simply plug this into your hub,

The big trick is that the default SSID is WLAN. You will need dhcpcd configured so that the unit gets its own IP Address. You'll see the requests in /var/log/messages.

May  8 16:07:49 epiphone dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:90:d1:00:cb:58 via eth0
May  8 16:07:50 epiphone dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on to 00:90:d1:00:cb:58 via eth0
May  8 16:07:51 epiphone dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from 00:90:d1:00:cb:58 via eth0
May  8 16:07:51 epiphone dhcpd: DHCPACK on to 00:90:d1:00:cb:58 via eth0
Then you'll be able to point your browser at that address to configure the AWS-100. I'd suggest you change the default SSID ;-)


For rh7.1. This was done on an IBM ThinkPad A22p

  1. Download pcmcia-cs-3.1.22.tar.gz from to get the headers in their standard directories. Untar and make config
  2. Make sure kernel sources are installed.
  3. Download linux-ng-0.1.8-pre11 from AbsoluteValue Systems Inc's linux-wlan Open Source project. Build it and install it.
  4. Edit /etc/pcmcia/config commenting out
    #card "Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter"
    #  manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
    #  bind "wvlan_cs"
  5. Edit /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.opts. Change
    USER_MIBS="p2CnfRoamingMode=1" The last change you'll see in the linux-ng CHANGES file
  6. Create a wlan0 interface however you normally create and interface in your distribution. I actually managed to do it via Red Hat's config screen this time. (i.e. created /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0)
  7. Insert the card and type /sbin/ifup wlan0
The card has been extensively used on a Toshiba 430CDT running Red Hat 6.2 kernel 2.2.16/pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 with using linux-wlan-ng-0.1.7.tar.gz
Peter SchwenkeBlue Toad Pty Ltd

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