Are there changelogs for Prism firmware releases?

David Goodenough david.goodenough
Fri Jun 18 01:31:43 PDT 2004

On Thursday 03 June 2004 15:41, 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.
> 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.
> 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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Just for the record, I upgraded the firmware on most, but as yet
not quite all, of the wireless cards around my network, and the
effect has been miraculous.  Network reliability is now where I
expect it.  I used 1.8.0 as my firmware as no-one suggested any
problems with it.


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