Release date: 
Tuesday, 5 October, 2010



Authors/Port authors:

Cable is a small wrapper written taking portions of code from GenMac utilities samples and from XWP. It has been written to allow automatic start of XWLan when the lan cable is not connected to your computer. Since OS/2 drivers cannot provide such info, it can work only if the GenMac driver is used for your LAN card (check GenMac for supported chipsets).

Use is quite simple:

    CABLE DriverName|DeviceNumber [ExeName]

where DeviceNumber is the number of your LAN card in GenMac drivers (so it does not necessarily follow the same order used by OS/2, e.g. 0 is not always lan0).
On a notebook you can use

    cable 0 C:\bin\xwlan\xcenter\wlanstat.exe

You can use - as exe name to show current card status: e.g.

    cable 0

will show

    [C:\]cable 0
    Lan-Number      : lan2
    LinkSpeed       : 100 [Mbit/s]
    LinkStatus      : CONNECTED

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Ver. 1.1  - 05/10/2010

More download links

Record updated last time on: Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:51


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