0.7.5 to 1.4.9 firmware upgrade??
pedro.estrela at inesc.pt
Tue Oct 15 07:52:21 EDT 2002
> > I'd like to know if it is possible/recommended to upgrade
> > them to a newer firmware (i.e. 1.4.9) or it would be
> > better to stick with the one it has now.
> If it isn't broken, why fix it.. I haven't seen 1.4.9 f/w for old Prism2
> cards (HFA3841). The latest version I have tested with such card is
> 1.3.4. Newer images might be available, but it might require some
In my case, I'm only trying the latest firmware to test all possibilities
before asking the list of my __real__ prism2 problem.
Currently, with secondary 0.8.0 firmware (the most recent that compaq
provides), I'm getting a massive amount of INFDROP events, under very high
load conditions that I test IP DiffServ Quality of Service Traffic Control
in 802.11 Downstream. (this traffic is generated in UDP, creating much more
traffic than a flood ping).
Also, related to this problem, when these continous INFDROP events happen, I
can't get new stations associated to the AP, as the ASSOC frame doesn't seem
to get transmitted. This causes the station to send ASSOC frame every X
seconds in a loop. Unfortunatelly, I also need Associations under these very
high loads, to test both 802.11 handover and IP level handover (check
However, i'm trying the latest firmwares for my old PCMCIA cards, to check
if the situation improves before i try to rate-limit/packet-limit
transmissions in the driver.
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