Re: linksys wmp11 help..
From: Avishai Wool (avishai_w_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2002-09-22 21:23:25 UTC
if you want to upgrade the linksys wmp11 (PCI) card to v1.4.9
you can get a pre-patched utility to do this from
- Paul Erickson <paule_at_mindspring.com> wrote:
> FYI, just did the 1.4.9 firmware upgrade and the WMP11 works fine now with
> Re the CPU PCI version, I got the PCI 2.1 info from Intel's website
> searching for "430VX":
> And then to verify, I found a utility conf915e.zip at:
> This reported PCI bus version 2.10. No probs with the DWL-520. FWIW, I
> compiled the hostap_pci with the HostAP 9/12/02 release using RedHat 7.3
> kernel 2.4.18-10.
> -- Paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Boxman" <jasonb_at_edseek.com>
> To: <hostap_at_lists.ssh.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 2:28 PM
> Subject: Re: linksys wmp11 help..
> On Thursday 19 September 2002 11:19 am, Paul Erickson wrote:
> > Jason,
> > I can tell you I had no luck with the Linksys WMP11 (firmware 1.4.2) and
> > hostap_pci. I put in a D-Link DWL-520 (not the plus version) and all is
> > well now.
> Yeah, v1.4.2 is known busted. I linked a utility to upgrade a LinkSys to
> v1.4.9 on my page. I haven't used it personally, though, but I've heard it
> does work.
> > I have the DWL-520 working in an older Dell P133 with Intel 430VX chipset
> > that is supposedly PCI 2.1 compliant (not PCI 2.2) and the card works
> > I read somewhere that the DWL-520 won't work in a non-PCI 2.2 system, but
> > it works for me.
> That's interesting. I'm glad it works for you. My board is also around
> same time frame and only claims PCI v2.1, hence why I bought the LinkSys.
> Does it say somewhere definitively that it only supports up to PCI v2.1?
> > Unfortunately it looks like D-Link discontinued the 520 and replaced it
> > with the 520+ version - I don't know if the 520+ is a Prism-compatible
> > chipset anymore - the specs on their website just talks about Texas
> > Instruments DSP bla bla bla....
> Yes, that's correct, it's a new chipset by someone else. (I forget who.)
> D-Link anything+ will not work with HostAP as far as I know. If you need
> more 520's, there's always Ebay I suspect. Or you can firmware upgrade the
> LinkSys if you didn't toss it.
> > -- Paul
> Jason Boxman
> Administrator TrekWeb.COM
> http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/ - Linux Pages
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