standard wds with STA1.5.0+?
Mon Nov 11 09:26:19 PST 2002
I have a lot of WAP11s installed and they are incompatible with HostAP now.
Does anybody know where I can find the lastest firmware?
I was reading that there are two ways to upgrade the firmware: upgrade
the card in the traditional way or upload the firmware in RAM at
initialization time on every boot.
Can I do the upload to RAM with HostAP?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jouni Malinen [mailto:jkmaline at cc.hut.fi]
>> Posted At: Monday, November 11, 2002 13:34
>> Posted To: HostAP
>> Conversation: standard wds with STA1.5.0+?
>> Subject: Re: standard wds with STA1.5.0+?
>> On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 04:42:45PM +0100, Martin Whitlock wrote:
>> > It seems like Intersil has fixed a few bugs regarding WDS
>> frames in HostAP
>> > mode after f/w STA 1.5.0. Does this mean that standard WDS
>> frames could be
>> > supported now?
>> Yes, it indeed does. Receiving WDS frames was already
>> working, but new
>> station firmware image fixes transmission of WDS frames in
>> Host AP mode.
>> I changed the driver to make WDS frame type configurable for Host AP
>> mode (prism2_param wds_type bit2). If station firmware is 1.5.0 or
>> newer, the driver uses standard compliant WDS frames. This can be
>> overriden by clearing bit2 from wds_type if bogus frame
>> format is needed
>> (e.g., for compatibility with another Host AP -based AP).
>> I tested the latest CVS version of the driver with station firmware
>> version 1.5.4. Sniffed frames looked OK and I was able to
>> setup WDS link
>> between two APs using Host AP driver. I did not test this
>> with other AP
>> devices, but I would assume that WDS links can now be setup
>> with other
>> standard compliant devices.
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