9. Wireless tools

While it is not necessary to include this in your kernel configuration, you can enable Wireless tool extensions by going (i assume you use xconfig or menuconfig) to
Network device support
and then go to
Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
and enable support for the
Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)
. This will let you use the Wireless Tools like
and such.

The one thing I found this good for is that by repeated typing iwconfig, you can see your Link Quality. Its quite good