Primary Firmware Download
brianc at palaver.net
Sat Aug 9 03:38:54 EDT 2003
Jouni Malinen wrote:
> And the new magic prism2_srec commands:
> # Download primary firmware into RAM using Genesis mode
> ./prism2_srec -g wlan0 ak010100.hex
> # card is now in PRI-only mode with very limited functionality
> # download station firmware into RAM
> ./prism2_srec -r wlan0 rf010409.hex
> # card is now in normal mode
After earlier tonight having trashed a Zcomax XI-325 trying to upgrade
to station firmware 1.7.4, I suddenly took a very great interest in this
I downloaded the latest CVS, but couldn't get it to build against
2.6.0-test1 until I had added "#define HOSTAP_CRYPT_MODULE" to hostap.c
I don't reckon that was the right way to do it, but things built afterwards.
I *sort of* saved my card, which now reports the following:
NIC: 0x800c v1.0.0
PRI 0x15 v1.1.1
STA 0x1f v1.7.4
On the surface this seems to work OK, but when I did a bandwidth check
(Ad-hoc mode, to a machine a few feet away) the card repeatedly wrote
alternate Connected/Disconnected messages into the logfiles, and
reported only 24kbs of throughput.
I'm assuming the problem is firmware-related; I have another card of
NIC: 0x8003 v1.0.0
PRI 0x15 v0.3.0
STA 0x1f v.1.5.6
And it works perfectly.
I'm sure I've done something wrong with the firmware, and if anyone can
point me in the right direction I'd sure be much obliged.
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