Upgrading Firmware on a WMP11, Incompatible interfaces

Lee Ryman leeryman at iprimus.net.au
Wed Jun 11 10:56:08 EDT 2003


Hi all,

After reading many posts, swaring many times and having many file transfers
interrupted/corrupted Im going to see if posting here may help. My
appologies if this has been covered before, i have yet to find a clearly
explained. solution. If one exists please just direct me to it to save
bothering the rest of the list.

Ok, here is the situation. I have a Linksys WMP11 Prism 2.5 card attempting
to act as an access point and for the most part the card works well. However
on attempting to upload large files (exess of ~500kb) from a wifi enabled
laptop to the computer hosting the card (or any other computer being routed
to by the AP) the card whould seem to drop out, often (with earlier hostap
drivers) locking up the host computer aswell. It seems the problem only
arisses when the card has a heavy Rx load.

 Here are the firmware specs...

# ./hostap_diag wlan0
Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'

NICID: id=0x8013 v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.0.5
STAID: id=0x001f v1.3.4 (station firmware)

>From reading various posts and howtos it seems this PRI/STA firmware
combination is known to corrupt packets going onto the PCI bus. How nice. A
dmesg gives us all sorts of errors (somewhat snipped for breverity)...

   dst=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff src=00:02:2d:69:00:e6 len=104
handle_ap_item - addr3(BSSID)=8b:d8:96:40:2b:4a not own MAC
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=00:06:25:a7:00:02 not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=36343 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=1678 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=36532 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=1678 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=36898 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=1678 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 4
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=00:06:85:ef:85:ef not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=24.192.83.74 DST=202.138.17.106 LEN=48
TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=109 ID=47670 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=1611 DPT=3504
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 6
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=24.192.83.74 DST=202.138.17.106 LEN=48
TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=109 ID=47719 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=1611 DPT=3504
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=24.192.83.74 DST=202.138.17.106 LEN=48
TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=109 ID=47837 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=1611 DPT=3504
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 2
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
00:02:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: Could not find STA for this TX error
   STA not found
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
2d:69:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
2d:69:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
handle_ap_item - not a management frame?
   STA not found
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=240 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=220
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=235 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=215
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:e0:18:00:34:cd:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.13 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=78 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=128 ID=800
PROTO=UDP SPT=137 DPT=137 LEN=58
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:e0:18:00:34:cd:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.13 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=257 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=128 ID=801
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=237
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=00:06:85:ef:00:02 not own MAC
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 6
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
00:02:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: Could not find STA for this TX error
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:e0:18:00:34:cd:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.13 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=229 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=128 ID=892
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=209
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.189.163 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=28040 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4033 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.189.163 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=28265 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4033 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.189.163 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=28861 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4033 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
   STA not found
handle_ap_item - not a management frame?
handle_ap_item - addr3(BSSID)=00:06:25:a7:00:12 not own MAC
   STA not found
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 6
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=25:a7:25:a7:85:ef not own MAC
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 3
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=240 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=220
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=235 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=215
   STA not found
handle_ap_item - addr3(BSSID)=ff:ff:ff:ff:fe:de not own MAC
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
00:02:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: Could not find STA for this TX error
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=62.248.24.54 DST=202.138.17.106 LEN=78
TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=105 ID=43834 PROTO=UDP SPT=1069 DPT=137 LEN=58
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:e0:18:00:34:cd:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.13 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=229 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=128
ID=1229 PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=209
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
handle_ap_item - addr3(BSSID)=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff not own MAC
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
   STA not found
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 3
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=00:06:85:ef:00:02 not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=194.54.49.230 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=78 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=104 ID=65242 PROTO=UDP SPT=1151 DPT=137 LEN=58
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
   STA not found
handle_ap_item - not a management frame?
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=00:06:85:ef:85:ef not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=195.174.103.123 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=78 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=103 ID=63346 PROTO=UDP SPT=1131 DPT=137 LEN=58
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
00:02:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: Could not find STA for this TX error
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=240 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=220
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=235 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=215
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.184.167.30 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=28 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=233 ID=23173 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=8 CODE=0 ID=768
SEQ=64787
handle_ap_item - addr3(BSSID)=00:06:25:a7:10:00 not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=19142 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3279 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=19320 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3279 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=19711 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=3279 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
handle_ap_item - not a management frame?
handle_ap_item - not a management frame?
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 3
handle_ap_item - addr3(BSSID)=00:06:25:a7:10:b2 not own MAC
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:e0:18:00:34:cd:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.13 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=229 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=128
ID=1702 PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=209
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
2d:69:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
wlan0: RX: len(17217) > MAX(2304)
wlan0: handle_assoc - too short payload (len=0, reassoc=0) from
00:02:2d:69:00:e6
   STA not found
   STA not found
   PSPOLL and AID[15:14] not set
   PSPOLL and AID[15:14] not set
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=240 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=220
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:80:ad:97:07:db:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.2 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=235 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF
PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=215
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
2d:69:2d:69:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
   STA not found
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 5
   STA not found
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=25:a7:85:ef:85:ef not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=7548 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=2983 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter i-h: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:e0:18:00:34:cd:08:00
SRC=192.168.0.13 DST=192.168.0.255 LEN=229 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=128
ID=2227 PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=209
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=7739 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=2983 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=202.138.188.150 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=8109 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=2983 DPT=80
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=216.239.33.99 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=238 ID=38783 PROTO=TCP SPT=80 DPT=1905
WINDOW=9300 RES=0x00 RST URGP=0
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=66.118.190.200 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=108 ID=256 PROTO=TCP SPT=5619 DPT=3128
WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
   STA not found
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=25:a7:25:a7:85:ef not own MAC
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=25:a7:25:a7:85:ef not own MAC
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=80.3.137.105 DST=202.138.17.106 LEN=78
TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=108 ID=33174 PROTO=UDP SPT=1075 DPT=137 LEN=58
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
2d:69:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
handle_pspoll - addr1(BSSID)=25:a7:85:ef:85:ef not own MAC
wlan0: rejected received nullfunc frame without ToDS from not associated STA
00:02:00:e6:00:e6
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: Could not find STA for this TX error
handle_ap_item - not a management frame?
wlan0: RX: unknown MACPort 3
Net Filter e-h: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=63.79.176.247 DST=202.138.17.106
LEN=404 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=108 ID=12121 PROTO=UDP SPT=1116 DPT=1434
LEN=384

Quite lovely. Would I be correct in assuming its the firmware combo that is
at fault?

Okay now that we've hopefully established that as the cause, how do we go
about upgrading the firmware for this card? I would like to try STA 1.4.9
but as many probably know Linksys cant get off their backside to get 1.4.9
out, and since they've now changed chipsets for this product i would say
their latest release is going to stay at 1.4.6 for quit a while (which too
has problems).

On attempt of a RAM-download of RF010409.HEX (from
http://www.netgate.com/support/prism_firmware/, which is supposably
compatible with this chipset revision) i get the following message from
prism2_srec....

# ./prism2_srec wlan0 ~/wireless/firmwareUpdates/RF010409.HEX
srec summary for RF010409.HEX
Component: 0x001f 1.4.9 (station firmware)
Supported platforms:
  0x800a 1.0.0,  0x800b 1.0.0,  0x800c 1.0.0,  0x800d 1.0.0,  0x8012 1.0.0
  0x8013 1.0.0,  0x8014 1.0.0,  0x8016 1.0.0,  0x8017 1.0.0,  0x8018 1.0.0
  0x801a 1.0.0,  0x801b 1.0.0,  0x801c 1.0.0,  0x8021 1.0.0,  0x8022 1.0.0
  0x8023 1.0.0,  0x800a 1.0.0,  0x800e 1.0.0,  0x8015 1.0.0,  0x8019 1.0.0
  0x801d 1.0.0,  0x8024 1.0.0
Separate S3 data areas:
  addr 0x007E1800..0x007ED199 (len 47514)
  addr 0x007F0800..0x007F1875 (len 4214)
  addr 0x007FE000..0x007FECE7 (len 3304)
Total data length: 55032 bytes
Start address 0x003f0c01

Wireless LAN card information:
Components:
  NICID: 0x8013 v1.0.0
  PRIID: 0x0015 v1.0.5
  STAID: 0x001f v1.3.4

Verifying update compatibility and combining data:
Incompatible interfaces:
  SREC: role=Actor    variant=1 range=4-4 iface=Primary Firmware-Driver (3)
  card: role=Supplier variant=1 range=1-3 iface=Primary Firmware-Driver (3)
Incompatible updata data.

Bah, Incompatible my foot. Just to rub it in i take? :)

What whould be the best (safest, less likely to make a paper weight) method
for getting 1.4.9 onto this card?

Regards,

Lee

[]  Lee Ryman
[]  email: leeryman at hotmail.com
[]  mobile: +61 412 753 343

"As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness
around it." -Einstein







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