Help configuring DWL-520 Rev.B1
James B Hiller
jhiller at visi.net
Tue Jun 22 14:06:47 EDT 2004
Not trying to be nasty; just wanted to make sure that your subject
line reference wasn't a typo, and that you indeed had a Rev B1 card,
since the two cards you referenced are fundamentally different; and
since I have Rev AX and BX cards, and not Rev E1, I couldn't be any
help if what you have is Rev E1.
Since the Rev BX and E1 are different, I doubt that the info you see
on the E1 will apply in your situation.
What I can tell you is that I'm using a Rev B1 card with PRI 1.1.1 and
STA 1.7.6, both which I had to flash to the card since it was using
much older versions (PRI 0.7.0 and STA 1.3.4, I think). Even with the
original firmware, hostapd worked, but would stall over time due to a
known issue with STA < 1.3.6. It works fine now. I don't remember and
don't presently have access to the hostapd version I'm using, but
it's about a year old, so anything newer should work fine as well.
However, I am using a newer version of linux, 2.4.26, than you're using.
Also, you may be running into some kind of conflict if you're still
activating the linux-wlan-ng driver in some way.
a. Flash your card to PRI 1.1.1 and STA 1.7.6
b. Get a newer linux version
c. Try again
d. If it doesn't work, post the relevant output from /var/log/messages.
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Cesar Reyes Mardones wrote:
> I have the Rev.B1 card, but i said that someone (Marcos) has a problem with
> the E1 and I saw some things that may be useful to me (the load of a
> secondary firmware). Is that correct?? I have to load this firmwares in the
> REV. B1 (my card) to get the driver started?
> Thanks for the language reference James ;)
> At 23:49 21-06-2004, James B Hiller wrote:
> In the subject, you reference Rev B1 of the card, but in the body you
> reference Rev E1 and E. Which one do you have?
> On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Cesar Reyes Mardones wrote:
> > Hi
> > I load the hostap_pci module and the card didn't get started. I saw that
> > someone has problem with the DWL-520 Rev.E1 and load a "firmware"
> > Please, help with the dwl520rev.E firmware!!! ). I am using hostap 0.1.3
> > that doesn't have the command hostap_fw_load. Is that my problem?? Have I
> > think in install the development driver and load the same firmware that
> > Marcos used? Please help me out here... any experience with this card
> > help me a lot.
> > I have wireless tools 26, linux kernel 2.4.18-20 (original RH9 kernel),
> > before I compiled the HostAP dirver, I install the linux-wlan-ng and the
> > card is working great with that in Managed Mode.
> > César Reyes M.
> > Electronic Engineering Student
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