DWL 520 E1 (the continuing saga)

cliffo at u.washington.edu cliffo at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 28 22:09:26 EST 2004


Well, it doesn't seem to be a firmware issue.  The md5sums for the firmware
files from your site and mine match exactly.  I've tried all the different
firmware files just to see, but the problem mainly boils down to not being able
to find a valid PDA after the initial firmware upload (at least as far as I
understand).

Cliff


On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Andrew Barr wrote:

> My best guess is that the firmware you are using is the issue. There are
> more qualified people on this list than I who can confirm or refute that.
> Try the firmware here: http://www.red-bean.com/~proski/firmware/.
> 
> Andrew
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: hostap-bounces+barr.156=osu.edu at shmoo.com 
> > [mailto:hostap-bounces+barr.156=osu.edu at shmoo.com] On Behalf 
> > Of cliffo at u.washington.edu
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 7:08 PM
> > To: hostap at shmoo.com
> > Subject: DWL 520 E1 (the continuing saga)
> > 
> > First off, many thanks to Pavel and Andrew for their 
> > explanations of getting the E1 revision of this card to work. 
> >  I've been following this lengthy thread trying to get mine 
> > up and running...I'm 70% there.
> > 
> > I'm using the latest version from CVS (downloaded today) and 
> > using prism2_srec included in that update.  prism2_srec is 
> > failing on the second firmware update for the card and I'm 
> > perplexed as to my next step.
> > 
> > Here are the commands I ran followed by dmesg output:
> > 
> > [~]# modprobe hostap_pci
> > <snipped from dmesg>
> > Readback test succeeded, HCR 0x0f
> > wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xd4000000, irq=12
> > wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
> > 
> > [~]# ./utils/prism2_srec -gs wlan0 ~cliff/firmware/pm010102.hex
> > <from dmesg> 
> > prism2_download: dl_cmd=4 start_addr=0x003f0000 num_areas=3
> > wifi0: test Genesis mode with HCR 0x0f
> > wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
> > Readback test succeeded, HCR 0x0f
> > prism2_hw_init: initialized in 0 ms
> > wifi0: valid PDA not found
> > wifi0: NIC: id=0x8000 v0.0.1
> > wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.2
> > Could not get RID for component STA
> > wifi0: Failed to read STA f/w version - only Primary f/w present
> > 
> > ...and here is where I really have troubles...I verified that 
> > PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT is defined in driver/module/hostap_config.h
> > 
> > [~]# ./utils/prism2_srec -gp wlan0 ~cliff/firmware/pm010102.hex
> > <output from prism2_srec>
> > srec summary for pm010102.hex
> > Included file name: PM010102.HEX
> > Component: 0x0015 1.1.2 (primary firmware)
> > 
> > ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
> > STAID not available (maybe running PRI-only)
> > ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
> > ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
> > Could not read wlan PDA. This requires 
> > PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT definition in
> > driver/module/hostap_config.h.
> > 
> > <from dmesg>
> > Could not get RID for component STA
> > wifi0: Failed to read STA f/w version - only Primary f/w present
> > 
> > So that is where I'm at and not sure where to go next.  I've 
> > also tried ak10104.hex as someone suggested with no luck.  
> > TIA for your feedback...
> > 
> > Cliff
> > 
> > 
> > 
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