Are there changelogs for Prism firmware releases?

Ryan Verner xfesty
Thu Jun 3 11:28:25 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 00:11, David Goodenough wrote:
> I know there are sites that collect the Prism firmware releases, but are 
> there changelogs for what it in the various releases.
> I ask because I want to know if I should go around all my sites and 
> update the firmware to solve a problem I am having, but it would be
> a waste to do if the problem is not going to be fixed.
> The nodes are using Senao 100mW cards, all at 1.4.6.  Every now
> and then they either go slow or drop off completely, but issuing
> the command "iwconfig <iface> rate auto" wakes them up, and 
> typically ups the rate at which they are running, or if simply stopped
> starts them again.

Try 1.7.1, I've found 1.4.x have wierd issues like this.

> These are running hostap (Debian sid) from a couple of months
> ago, but I have not noticed anything like this in the hostap
> changelogs.  They are running on a 2.4.24 kernel.

Which version of HostAP?

> When I first came across this problem what I noticed was the
> drop outs, and the first fix I found was to use cardctl to 
> eject and insert the card again.  ifdown/ifup was not enough.
> But when looking at a slow down problem I noticed that the
> iwconfig rate auto would restart a card as well so I moved to this
> less brutal method.
> I now have each node doing a rate auto every 2 minutes on
> each of its wireless cards, but it does not feel right!
> David
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