dwl520e problem using hostap_fw_load

jeff pickering jpickering at creeksidenet.com
Wed Mar 10 10:59:11 EST 2004


Using hostap2.0 on linux2.4.22, I run into problems downloading firmware to
a dwl520e. Following andrew barr's web page I tried manually doing the 
multiple
prism2_srecs and following something on last month's archives, I tried 
hostap_fw_load.
Both result in failed ioctl()s. The procfs displays (below)show the 
driver seems live and sensible
and the first primary load appears to work Does anybody have any 
experience of this?
(btw the complaint below about PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT seems spurious since
 it is defined by default in the 2.0 drop I got).

Jeff


/sbin/modprobe hostap_pci

cat /proc/net/hostap/wlan0/debug

next_txfid=0 next_alloc=0
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FW TX rate control: 0
beacon_int=100
dtim_period=1
wds_max_connections=16
dev_enabled=0
sw_tick_stuck=0
pri_only=0
pci=1
sram_type=16
no_pri=1

./hostap_fw_load wlan0

Downloading primary firmware ./pm010102.hex
srec summary for pm010102.hex
Included file name: PM010102.HEX
Component: 0x0015 1.1.2 (primary firmware)


Verifying update compatibility and combining data:
Plugging PDR 0400 (NIC configuration): ram16=1 pci=1 (07 00)
OK.

Downloading to volatile memory (RAM).
OK.
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
srec summary for pm010102.hex
Included file name: PM010102.HEX
Component: 0x0015 1.1.2 (primary firmware)

STAID not available (maybe running PRI-only)
Could not read wlan PDA. This requires PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT definition in
driver/module/hostap_config.h.

cat /proc/net/hostap/wlan0/debug

next_txfid=0 next_alloc=0
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FID: tx=0000 intransmit=0000
FW TX rate control: 0
beacon_int=100
dtim_period=1
wds_max_connections=16
dev_enabled=0
sw_tick_stuck=0
pri_only=1
pci=1
sram_type=16
no_pri=0





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