I've tried changing the boot settings to get it to netboot via TFTP unsuccessfully, but found that entering the command line below works. ae is the Atheros Ethernet driver, 1 is the unit number of the Ethernet interface (the DWL-2100AP has unit 1, but no unit 0), 0 is the CPU number, desktoppc is the name of the TFTP server (doesn't seem to matter much), vmlinux is the filename, h sets the IP address of the TFTP server, e sets the IP address and netmask of the Ethernet interface, and f sets the flags to use TFTP. $ae(1,0)desktoppc:vmlinux h=192.168.0.1 e=192.168.0.2:0xffffff00 f=0x80
The serial communication signals on the 2100AP are ranging from 0 to 3.3V. These must not be connected directly to a RS232 cable, which operates at much broader voltage range (-12 to +12V). An appropriate level coupler must be built for this purpose. There are many such circuits on the net, and the simplest ones might use a common MAX 3232 chip.
With the D-Link 108G enhancement, the DWL-2100AP can achieve wireless speeds up to 15x in a pure D-Link 108G environment through the use of new wireless technologies such as Packet Bursting, Fast Frame, Compression e Encryption, and Turbo mode. These technologies enable a throughput high enough to handle video/audio streaming and future bandwidth-intense applications. The DWL-2100AP Wireless Access Point also supports SNMP v.3 for better network management with the provided Wireless AP Manager software that manages network configuration and firmware upgrades. For Enterprise networks, the DWL-2100AP supports network administration and real-time network traffic monitoring via D-Link's D-View Network Management software.
The D-Link DWL-2100AP Access Point has been verified and successfully passed through the Intel Wireless Verification Program, which tests the compatibility of various access point devices and wireless service providers with common configuration of notebooks built on Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology**.