Welcome to the development home of Wireless LAN Monitor (XWLAN/WLAN)

XWLAN/WLAN enables you to switch your OS/2 - eComStation system between wired and wireless network. The Wireless LAN Monitor is available both as a XCenter Widget as well as a standalone program.

Please check more information about this project at this page.

From here you can report bugs and view your tickets.

This page needs some polishing. So if you want to contribute feel free to contact the project maintainers.


XWLAN 3.14 betaDownload3.14 beta 10 - 2019-02-16 Latest beta.
XWLAN 3.13 ZIP3.13 - 2017-12-08 Latest stable release ZIP File. Since v3.12 xwlan uses ISC dhcp client. If you really want to stick with the old OS/2 dhclient then v3.12 is not your best choice.
XWLAN older RelasesVersions History -- Older XWLAN releases

Lot of bugs are fixed and various improvements are implemented since the latest official release. See history in documentation.

Zip package comes with two install scripts. Instwgt.cmd installs the xwlan widget into xworkplace directory structure. Instexe.cmd creates desktop objects for the stand alone wlanstat.exe application. Move the contents of the whole zip package into your desired destination folder before running instexe.cmd.

Wpa_supplicant v2.7GA2 is included with this package. Other versions may work but are not tested very well.

Also included with this package is a modified unlock.exe. The version that comes with eCS is older and does have problems with output redirection. Other versions floating around, even newer ones found in lxLite packages, lacks the 'unlock UDF' feature Holger Veit introduces for eCS. Most of them does have the redirection bug too.


See readme.txt

Feedback and Support

If you find bugs, please create a New Ticket.

You must be logged into TRAC to create tickets. Please login with your Netlabs login id. If you do not have a login id, you can request one at If you have troubles acquiring a Netlabs login id send an e-mail to Netlabs Community Mailing List.

The support mailing list is at wlan/xwlan Users Mailing List. To subscribe to the user support mailing list, send mail to Subscribe to xwlan Users Mailing List. The subject and body can be empty. You will receive a response which you must reply to to complete the process.

Use the support mailing list for both user and developer discussions. If the developer traffic gets too high, we will create a separate developer's mailing list.

This list is an EzMLM mailing lists. If you need help subscribing, see Netlabs Mailing Lists.

Like all Netlabs Mailing Lists, these lists are mirrored to Gmane. The support list is mirrored at xwlan/wlan user.


Christian Langanke has developed xwlan/wlan from the beginning as Netlabs open source project. Xwlan is the standard tool for almost all eCS notebook users for switching between wireless and wired network profiles. Since years xwlan works very well. But now it needs some minor updates and bug fixes. For this we transferred the cvs source code into svn and set up this ticket system.

Beside developing the source code Christian made a marvelous good job in documentation and making presentations at various Warpstock events. Follow the links at

In January 2013 Andreas Buchinger began to contribute. First step was pushing Adrian to set up the svn and creating this page.

Building xwlan

  • check out complete source tree from svn (trunk)
  • follow the included documentation build.txt



  • Christian Langanke
  • Adrian Gschwend (running
  • Steven Levine
  • Andreas Buchinger

If we forgot anyone, please let us know. It was unintentional.

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