Dead card after wrong pda and firmware flashing

david jaoui djaoui at
Mon Mar 31 19:39:28 EST 2003

I'm posting cause I looked for over 4 hours on threads and websites without success.

I have micronet SP905 V2 pcmcia card (prism 2.5) with detachable antenna.
It seems to be same hardware than reliawave 30 mw (demarc which I downloaded firmwares from) but not so sure you'll see !!!
Clue : Micronet is recognized as platform 8002 by winupdate flash and reliawave platform 800c.

I couldn't upgrade firmware from PRI: 0.3.0 STA : 1.3.4 because "wrong platform message" with a lot of 1.1.1 and 1.5.6 hex files.

I found pda file for 800c/4 in dlink dwl650 firmware and the winupdate seemed to accept to upgrade my firmware to 1.5.6 with that pda file added.

I did THE mistake (even after backuping original firmware and pda of the card) !
"Writing error from the pda" and the card is not even recognized by the OS (winXP) so not possible to reverse the process.

Is my card dead ? Can I do something to have it back ?
If yes, Can I still upgrade it in some way to 1.5.6 and 1.1.1 ? How ?

I still don't understand what's the difference between platforms versions (hard or software) and what are pda files role ?
Are they changeable or fixed to hardware ?
What are the differences between prism 2 and 2.5 regarding hardware and software ?


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