mini-HOWTO on upgrading flash firmware
Tue Jul 1 15:40:07 PDT 2003
On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Jun Sun wrote:
> I finished upgrading a couple of my cards. I wrote a page
> that describes what I have done. Hopefully people later will have
> a much easier time than I had.
Thank you for taking time! A few additions and corrections. Feel free
not to include them if they are irrelevant to your document. It's just
for your information.
I put slightly improved version of prism2dl here:
It should be easier to use, but it's not _safer_ to use than the original
version. In particular, it still allows flashing firmware intended for
Upgrading primary firmware without secondary firmware make the card
non-functional. That card acts as if it only has primary firmware. The
secondary firmware should be flashed after that. prism2dl is good for
that, prism2_srec is not (yet). I haven't tried winupdate. The DOS based
flash.exe should be OK.
prism2_srec cannot be used to upgrade primary firmware because it cannot
upgrade both firmwares in the same time and it cannot deal with a card
without working secondary firmware.
You probably should specify what Windows driver should be installed.
winupdate is picky. I know that the driver for Linksys WPC11 v2.5 is OK.
The latest primary firmware for USB devices appears to be 1.1.2, but it's
not available for other devices.
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