which firmware for wl200?

Jim Cromie jcromie at divsol.com
Tue May 24 15:53:35 EDT 2005


Jar wrote:

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>>unfortunately the only machine running windows has a nforce2-motherboard, which
>>doesn't work with wl200(as stated by compaq, didn't try yet) - guess i'll have to
>>temporary install windows on some spare space on a some other machine - but maybe
>>some else proofs that the '-i'-flag doesn't cause any harm with prism2_srec?
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>I guess the flashing _should_ work with '-i'-flag because it is the correct
>firmware, but I can't be 100% sure, 99.9% maybe.
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>>could you add a comment on why/how the 1.5.6 works better than 1.7.0 for you?
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>Actually only thing I noticed under very short testing period, was that the         
> Link Quality, Signal level and Noise level values becomes randomize after upgrading
>1.5.6-->1.7.0. Since the 1.5.6 has always been working great for me (about two years
>now) and because I don't need WPA (yet!) but need those values I prefer to use
>1.5.6.
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FYI - you can use firmware geared for RAM, and avoid the risks of flashing.
Assuming you can find an R version of the same firmware rev.

I use this in my /etc/modprobe.conf, which triggers an 'upgrade' when 
the card is plugged in.

alias wlan0 hostap
install hostap modprobe --ignore-install hostap ; 
/usr/local/bin/prism2_srec -ir wlan0 /etc/firmware/r1010504.hex





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