Problems with Prism3 NIC 801D

Epelde Gorka GEpelde
Thu Oct 16 00:02:17 PDT 2003

Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 06:23:31PM +0200, Martin Whitlock wrote:
>> I have a new Prism3 SENAO (NL-2511 Mercury) card with NIC ID 801D and
>> experience problems when modprobing cvs version of hostap. It starts
>> with "<4>wlan0: hfa384x_cmd - timeout - reg=0xbe00" followed by other
>> unsuccessful hfa382x commands... See attached log for more info. Any
>> ideas? Has anything changed between NIC 801B and 801D messing things
>> up for hostap?
> Have you tested that card with other drivers? I do not have any NICID
> 801D cards, so I have not tested this. 801D seems to have "small
> serial flash". Do you know whether it is one of the Prism3 cards that
> do not include STA firmware in flash? If yes, current Host AP driver
> does not probably support it (firmware image should be downloaded
> during initialization). 
> Do you know whether one could get such a card? Many Senao
> NL-2511 cards
> seem to use Prism2.5(?) and different NICID..

I do have one and only works with Windows drivers, which do implement the
host firmware download, no way to work with linux-wlan-ng o hostap. The only
is to implement this in the driver. But it's not as easy as to use
prism2srec or 
prism2dl, i think that is at a lower level.

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