firmware 1.5.x or 1.6.x

Craig Foster craig at
Fri Mar 7 11:32:50 EST 2003

Hmmm.  None of the non-volatile firmwares I have on hand support 0x8008 
chips.  Since you don't have access to a Windows PC at the moment anyway, you 
might consider just extracting the volatile firmwares from the Intersil 
windows drivers and usint prism2_srec to load them into the card's volatile 
memory.  If you search the archives, you will find plenty of information on 
this.  I would grab the cvs version of hostap, though, since the extraction 
tolls have been improved.  If you have any trouble extracting the windows 
driver itself, let me know and I can send you the relevant file that you can 
then use to extract the firmwares.

Craig Foster
craig at

Mike Saywell <ms at> said:

> On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 04:16:34AM -0000, Craig Foster wrote:
> > If you do a 'hostap_diag wlan0' what does the NICID line say?
> NICID: id=0x8008 v1.0.0 (HWB3163, Prism II reference with SSF Flash)
> > What firmware is currently on the card?
> 0.3.0 / 1.3.4
> I've got a couple of other firmware sources to try now, just no windows pc 
to hand :(
> btw, to make this card work with hostap I had to add the following to 
> card "Netgear MA401"
>   version "NETGEAR MA401 Wireless PC", "Card", "Version 01.00"
>   manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
>   bind "hostap_cs"
> Would be nice to get that in there as standard :)
> Mike
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