0.7.5 to 1.4.9 firmware upgrade?? [SOLVED]

Martin Polak martin.polak at liwest.at
Thu Oct 17 05:51:48 EDT 2002


Pedro Estrela schrieb:
> hello all,
> 
> As part of the hostap documentation effort:
> 
> I've managed to upgrade the STA firmware to the latest 1.4.9 of my compaq
> PCMCIA WL100 cards, based on Prism2 chipset (HFA3841, NICID 0x8002) using
> the firmware that was posted ealier on this list for this chipset
> (http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostap/2002-08/1540.html), (which, for reference,
> I repeat on this message).
> Also, please note that firmwares avaliable at www.Netgate.com are for
> prism2.5 and prism3 only.
> 
> To perform the actual flashing I've used the Intersil windows utility
> (WinUpdate-0-5-1-0.exe) that is inside
> (ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/DWL650/Firmware/dwl650_firmware_8c2.exe)
> (source: http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostap/2002-07/1379.html). As noted
> before, this utility checks if the type of firmware is compatible with your
> particular hardware.
> 
> Also, as a final test, i've used the latest Compaq firmware utility (inside
> softpaq sp15584.exe) to revert the card back to 0.8.0, and i've performed
> again the firmware update, without any problems. (i.e., 0.8.0 => 1.4.9 =>
> 0.8.0 => 1.4.9).

Hi Pedro!

I've tried to use your method on my Netgear MA401
NIC: id=0x8003 v1.0.0
PRI: id=0x15 v0.3.0
STA: id=0x1f v0.8.3

to STA 1.4.9 using your hex-File and method. It doesn't work for me, see 
the dmesg output below. When I am using STA 1.3.4 from Netgear it works, 
but I'd like to use 1.4.9 (or above) for card-based WEP in hostap-mode.

Any suggestions anyone?


Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: hostap_cs.c 0.0.0 2002-10-12 
(SSH Communications Security Corp, Jouni Malinen)
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: (c) Jouni Malinen 
<jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: CS_EVENT_CARD_INSERTION
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: prism2_config()
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: setting Vcc=50 (from config)
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1 
dflt.io.nwin=1
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 5, io 
0x0100-0x013f
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: Registered netdevice eth2
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: prism2_hw_init()
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: prism2_hw_config: initialized in 5736 
iterations
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: eth2: trying to read PDA from 0x007f0000: 
failed
  Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: eth2: trying to read PDA from 
0x003f0000: failed
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: eth2: trying to read PDA from 0x00390000: OK
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: eth2: fid allocate, len=2364 - timeout
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: eth2: fid allocate, len=1600 - timeout
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate kernel: hostap_cs: Initialization failed
Oct 17 11:30:35 igate cardmgr[2961]: executing: './network start eth2'
Oct 17 11:30:36 igate cardmgr[2961]: + adress is SuSE,0,0,00:00:00:00:00:00
Oct 17 11:30:36 igate cardmgr[2961]: + allowing all MACs
Oct 17 11:30:37 igate kernel: eth2: prism2_open
Oct 17 11:30:39 igate kernel: eth2: hfa384x_cmd: entry still in list? 
(entry=c19e6fa0, type=0, res=0)
Oct 17 11:30:39 igate kernel: eth2: hfa384x_cmd: command was not 
completed (res=0, entry=c19e6fa0, type=0, cmd=0x0001, param0=0x0000)
Oct 17 11:30:39 igate kernel: eth2: MAC port 0 enabling failed
Oct 17 11:30:39 igate kernel: eth2: could not enable MAC port
Oct 17 11:30:39 igate kernel: eth2: prism2_close
Oct 17 11:30:39 igate kernel: eth2: prism2_open
Oct 17 11:30:41 igate kernel: eth2: hfa384x_cmd: entry still in list? 
(entry=c19e6a60, type=0, res=0)
Oct 17 11:30:41 igate kernel: eth2: hfa384x_cmd: command was not 
completed (res=0, entry=c19e6a60, type=0, cmd=0x0001, param0=0x0000)
Oct 17 11:30:41 igate kernel: eth2: MAC port 0 enabling failed
Oct 17 11:30:41 igate kernel: eth2: could not enable MAC port
Oct 17 11:30:41 igate kernel: eth2: prism2_close




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