FYI: Debian & DWL-650P

AP-Research HostAP-Research
Thu Jun 24 14:02:31 PDT 2004

<quote who="Aise Johan De Jong">
> The only minor problem I'm having is that the first time I try
> prism2_srec -gs wlan0 pm0101020.hex
> after I insert the card it usually doesn't succeed. However, after doing a
> few random things, like "hostap_diag wlan0" (which gives an error at
> this point), and/or "cardctl eject 0"+"modprobe hostap_cs"+"cardctl insert
> 0" and/or "/etc/init.d/pcmcia restart", it works.

My understanding from Pavel Roskin in:

... was that Genesis firmware begin with "a" & "r" (PRI, STA
respectively). PRISM2_NON_VOLATILE_DOWNLOAD firmware begin with "p" & "s"
(PRI, STA respectively). (is this correct?)

# > ... genesis mode doesn't seem to work either ...
# > 	[1.7.4]# prism2_srec -gs wlan0 pk010101.hex
# > 	srec summary for pk010101.hex
# That's because genesis mode is RAM download.  You should use
# RAM-downloadable firmware for that.  But don't attempt flash download
# after RAM download - it won't work.
# --
# Regards,
# Pavel Roskin

I documented this for my project with the SMC2532W-B @:

I don't know if it makes a difference, I'm running FC2 and not Debian ::

KC Ferguson

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