From: Pedro Estrela (pedro.estrela_at_inesc.pt)
Date: 2002-10-15 06:21:26 UTC
For HostAp users that didn't change to the new mailing list (yet):
> I've got the same problem, and i'm currently searching both the archives
> the developers websites for this information.
> I have several compaq WL100 PCMCIA cards, based on Prism2 chipset
> NICID 0x8002). However, all the firmwares available at
> http://www.netgate.com/support/prism_firmware are for the chipsets
> and prism3 (HFA3842, NICID 0x800A and higher).
> I'm hoping that the firmware for the zoom card fixed by Alejandro Lamas
> (http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostap/2002-08/1540.html) will work on the
> WL100 (and also WL200), as it is a prism2 card (HFA3841, NICID 0x8003)
> (Alejandro: please confirm if you can).
> To perform the actual flashing (tomorrow) I will be using the Intersil
> windows utility (WinUpdate-0-5-1-0.exe) that is inside
> Other option is to use the 1.3.4 firmware from netgear's MA401
> (ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/netgear1/MA401v200.zip) (see
> As thus, i would ask the hostap users with ***prism2 chipset***, to
> both success and insucess experiences regarding the latest firmwares.
> Pedro Estrela
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bruno Lopes F. Cabral" <bruno_at_openline.com.br>
> To: <hostap_at_shmoo.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 10:04 PM
> Subject: 0.7.5 to 1.4.9 firmware upgrade??
> > Hi there
> > I have several USR2445 pccards, which are based on prism
> > chipset with the following firmware info:
> > wlan0: NIC: id=0x8002 v1.0.0
> > wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v0.3.0
> > wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v0.7.5
> > I'm using these cards with openap linux (on a USR2450
> > AP), hostap driver version 2002-05-19, kernel 2.4.17
> > hostap_cs: hostap_cs.c 0.0.0 2002-05-19 (SSH Communications Security
> > hostap_cs: (c) SSH Communications Security Corp <jkm_at_ssh.com>
> > hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
> > hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
> > I'd like to know if it is possible/recommended to upgrade
> > them to a newer firmware (i.e. 1.4.9) or it would be
> > better to stick with the one it has now.