Where to get the last station firmware?

evilbunny evilbunny
Mon Nov 11 19:06:05 PST 2002

Hello Pavel,

What if all of them fail?

 ./prism2_srec -r wlan0 srec_temp.fVBRuB/rf010506.hex
srec summary for rf010506.hex
Included file name: rf010506.hex
Component: 0x001f 1.5.6 (station firmware)
Supported platforms:
  0x800a 1.0.0,  0x800b 1.0.0,  0x800c 1.0.0,  0x800d 1.0.0,  0x8012 1.0.0
  0x8013 1.0.0,  0x8014 1.0.0,  0x8016 1.0.0,  0x8017 1.0.0,  0x8018 1.0.0
  0x801a 1.0.0,  0x801b 1.0.0,  0x801c 1.0.0,  0x8021 1.0.0,  0x8022 1.0.0
  0x8023 1.0.0,  0x800a 1.0.0,  0x800e 1.0.0,  0x8015 1.0.0,  0x8019 1.0.0
  0x801d 1.0.0,  0x8024 1.0.0
Separate S3 data areas:
  addr 0x007E1800..0x007ED6DF (len 48864)
  addr 0x007F0800..0x007F1893 (len 4244)
  addr 0x007FE000..0x007FECF9 (len 3322)
Total data length: 56430 bytes
Start address 0x003f0c01

Wireless LAN card information:
  NICID: 0x8013 v1.0.0
  PRIID: 0x0015 v1.0.5
  STAID: 0x001f v1.3.4

Verifying update compatibility and combining data:
Incompatible interfaces:
  SREC: role=Actor    variant=1 range=4-4 iface=Primary Firmware-Driver
  card: role=Supplier variant=1 range=1-3 iface=Primary Firmware-Driver
Incompatible updata data.

Best regards,
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002, 9:46:13 AM, you wrote:

PR> Hello!

>> > Is it possible to get (for free) the last station firrmware (1.5.4)?
>> There is the posibility of downloading the windows drivers from intersil
>> and then extract the firmware from it and downloading it to the ram of
>> your card, I have jsust written an small howto in spanish on how to do
>> this, you can get it from my home page.
>> BTW, if people feels like I should put that into english I can try to do
>> it.

PR> Yes, it would be a good idea.  Actually, I have just did it so I can
PR> describe what I did.  You can include it in your HOWTO.

PR> Get the driver from Intersil.  The website is hard to navigate and full of
PR> Java, so that's the direct link:
PR> http://www.intersil.com/design/prism/ss/crack-n-peel/prod-drvr/drv209/ISL3PRDSUIT-EXE_WIN_(2-0-9).zip

PR> Unzip it.  Get the latest Wine (I'm using wine-cvs-opengl-101602-1 from
PR> http://wine.dataparty.no/).  Run the executable under Wine.  It should
PR> install.

PR> If it doesn't install or you don't want to click on the license agreement,
PR> find data1.cab and data1.hdr in the Windows temporary directory.  It you
PR> take this approach, you need a program called i5comp.  I'm using version
PR> 2.01: ftp://ftp.rrzn.uni-hannover.de/pub/mirror/os2/win32os2/i5comp201.zip

PR> Run it under wine:
PR> wine i5comp x data1.cab

PR> You should now have several files.  You need PRISMNDS.sys.  Remove the
PR> binary parts at the beginning and the end of the file in an editor (we
PR> really should fix split_combined_hex to make it unnecessary).  Now get
PR> split_combined_hex and prism2_srec from CVS HostAP.  prism2_srec needs to
PR> be compiled, split_combined_hex is a script.  Run split_combined_hex to
PR> split the PRISMNDS.sys file:

PR> ./split_combined_hex <PRISMNDS.sys

PR> Now you should have a directory with a random name containing the firmware
PR> files.  Smaller files are primary firmware.  Larger files are secondary
PR> firmware.  If somebody can host those files, then please put them on the
PR> web - it should not be necessary for everyone to go through the steps
PR> described above!

PR> Now make sure that your HostAP driver is compiled with firmware loading 
PR> support.  For that, uncomment "#define PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT" in 
PR> driver/modules/hostap_config.h

PR> Load the driver and try to load all those files by prism2_srec.  Load 
PR> files to RAM, not to flash - this firmware is meant to be loaded to RAM.  
PR> It may happen that you don't need primary firmware - then just load the 
PR> secondary firmware.  It prism2_srec says that the NIC id doesn't match - 
PR> try next firmware.

PR> When prism2_srec says OK, you can start using the card with the new 
PR> firmware.  Run dmesg to make sure that you have the new firmware.
PR> If prism2_srec doesn't say OK with any firmware, then you are out of 
PR> luck.  Try some other firmware or card.

PR> I could successfully load rf010506.hex into a Linksys CompactFlash card 
PR> WCF-11, which originally had braindamaged 1.4.2 firmware.  Now it works as 
PR> an Access Point.
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