Re: Basic Setting up ???

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-04-03 04:39:17 UTC

On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 12:01:16PM +0900, ■ wrote:

> I'm just compiled the prism2 driver with my pcmcia-cs-3.1.33.
> and I try to run the driver on kernel 2.4.18. then console print
> prism2: card initialization timed out error

Which version of the driver and which Prism2 card are you using? Does the same hardware setup work with another driver?

> after the get_device_info called message system is blocked..

Could you be a bit more specific with this? What calls get_device_info and what do you mean with "blocked"?

> As, I know, prism firmware should download into pcmcia card. is it
> right ?

Not with this driver. Host AP mode does not need extra firmware. (linux-wlan-ng would use tertiary firmware for AP mode, but that is a completely different driver; and different mailing list).

The only exception would be a card that does not have even station firmware in the flash and would require it to be downloaded during initialization. However, I haven't seen such a card in real world using full Prism2 chipset. (Nokia C11x apparently downloads station firmware during initialization, but it is using a different MAC processor)

> my question is
> 1) what is basic configuration for prism2 driver on the kernel ?
> for example, /etc/pcmcia/config and /etc/pcmcia/config.opts

This files should not require any driver specific changes. You will of course need to have a working pcmcia-cs setup to match your hardware, but other than that, only the prism2.conf (with possible added cards) is needed to configure cardmgr to use prism2.o with the card.

> 2) when should I download prism firmware with what utilitiy ?

Not needed for Host AP mode.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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