Re: Change in Intersil cards?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-14 13:18:17 UTC

On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 08:18:33AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> But be careful - firmware for hfa3841 may not work with hfa3842 chip.
> If I remember correctly, the third of 5 words in CFISupRange (FID 0xFD0D)
> is 1 for hfa3841 and 2 for hfa3842.

Even though current Host AP driver does not support flash upgrade, utils/prism2_srec (in Host AP CVS snapshot) can already be used to check whether a station firmware image is compatible with a Prism2 card..

> Another solution would be to debug the driver and fix support for 1.3.5
> firmware. Then you should give much more details about messages from the
> driver, so that somebody could look into them.

Host AP driver works fine with station firmware 1.3.5, at least on PCI Prism2.5 card. I have also successfully tested 1.3.4 in a HFA3841-based PC Card.

I have never seen a (otherwise working) Prism2 card that would not work with Host AP driver.. So, if anyone has such a card, I would like to take a closer look at it. 'dmesg' output of such card initialization and /proc/net/prism2/wlan0/rids (if the card can be initialized) would be useful. If more thorough debugging is needed, remote access to a host with such a card or a donated/loaned card might be useful.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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