dwl-520 rev.E1 firmware problem

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Mon May 3 23:17:46 EDT 2004

On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 09:48:18PM -0300, mschonfeld at ubp.edu.ar wrote:

> Hi, I'm trying to run hostap with the D-link dwl-520 revE1 PCI wireless NIC, 
> but I have problems with the firmware I think.I followed the instructions in 
> Andrew Barr's "Using the DWL-520 rev. E1 with HostAP" web page but when I 
> download the firmware to the wireless NIC an error appears. 
> # prism2_srec -r wlan0 /etc/firmware/pm010102.hex /etc/firmware/rf010800.hex 

This is not correct for cards without primary firmware in flash and
indeed, I can't find this example from

Please re-read the page, especially the parts about hostap_fw_load. This
script (in utils tarball) includes the correct commands for loading the
firmware images for D-Link DWL-520 Rev E1.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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