Firmware for > 11 channels

David Goodenough david.goodenough
Fri Jun 18 01:29:13 PDT 2004

On Friday 18 June 2004 05:09, Matt Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 14:08, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > hostap_diag format is not likely to be very easy to use, but
> > "prism2_srec -D wlan0" format should be compatible with Prism2 firmware
> > loading tools (including prism2_srec). I don't remember how much testing
> > I did with this command (and matching -P option in prism2_srec), so I
> > would recommend first starting with volatile RAM download without
> > changing anything in the flash.
> With pleasure I can now report that this procedure worked successfully.
> The card I tried it with was a Senao/Engenium 2511CD-PLUS with external
> antenna connectors.
> For future reference the following is the procedure that I used
> 1. Dump current PDA
> prism2_srec -D wlan0 > pda
> 2. Backup PDA
> cp pda pda.bak
> 3. Edit PDA (see below for details)
> 4. Write PDA, along with volatile firmware
> prism2_srec -r wlan0 ak010101.hex rf010800.hex -P pda
> 5. Verify card is working and can use all 14 channels :)
> 6. Reflash card
> prism2_srec -f wlan0 pk010101.hex sf010800.hex -P pda
> All done :)
> It seems that you only need to change 1 value in the PDA file, that is
> the list of allowed channels. There does not seem to be any requirement
> to match the Regulatory Domain with the allowed channels. The address of
> this setting in the PDA is 0x0104.
> To enable all 14 channels I set this to 0x3fff
> Thanks for all your help. Hopefully the testing has been useful for you.
> Now my next step is to try and do the same with an Orinoco card :)
> Regards

Which version of prism2_srec added the -D option.  I am running a Debian
unstable system, with hostap-utils at 0.1.3-1, and the options is rejected.


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