DWL 520 rev. E

Joshua Thorp jthorp
Wed Jan 28 09:23:35 PST 2004

Thank You Pavel,

I am confused (obviously) about one thing:
how do I get the latest development branch?
I followed the directions at http://hostap.epitest.fi/cvs
cvs checkout hostap
is there a different project to check out?


On Jan 28, 2004, at 12:53 AM, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 jthorp at redfish.com wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I've been trying to get my new DWL 520 E card working (after a couple 
>> of
>> days believing it was a <B> revision card).
>> I've downloaded the latest CVS:
>> I can load the module:
>> modprobe hostap_pci no_primary =1
> If it worked your are not using the latest CVS :-)
> The latest CVS doesn't need that option and doesn't support it.  Also 
> you
> may want to get the latest prism2_srec.
>> I've dowloaded  PM010102.HEX but I am getting:
>> """
>> bash-2.05b# /root/hostap/utils/prism2_srec -v  wifi0 pm010102.hex
> [skip]
>> ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Inappropriate ioctl for device
>> Missing wlan component info
>> Could not read wlan RIDs
> That's OK, you don't have the primary firmware, so the PDA cannot be 
> read
> at this stage.
>> dmesg shows:
> [skip]
>> Readback test succeeded, HCR 0x0f
>> wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xfebfe000, irq=9
>> wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
>> wifi0: cannot get RID fd0b (len=1008) - no PRI f/w
> Looks good to me.
>> Any ideas what is happening?
> You cannot verify compatibility before you load at least primary 
> firmware.
> It's sort of chicken and egg problem.  See utils/hostap_fw_load for the
> solution.  You should load primary firmware twice (with "-gs" and 
> "-gp")
> and then secondary firmware once (with "-rp").
> Also, you may need to use ak010104.hex instead of pm010102.hex.  Try 
> both.
> The one that is wrong for the card won't load with the "-gp" option 
> after
> it's loaded with "-gs".
> -- 
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin

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