card failure after primary fw upgrade...

casey lewis csylws
Mon Mar 1 00:16:10 PST 2004

Hi all.

I recently flashed my working implementation of
slackware 9 (2.4.22) - hostap v0.1.2 (pri fw 1.0.0 /
sta fw 1.4.2 - linksys wpc11 v2) to sta fw 1.4.9 and
upgraded the driver to hostap v0.1.3. That worked
flawlessly and the box came back up working fine after
a restart. I was feeling brave and figured I'd upgrade
the pri fw to 1.1.1. After that flashing I started
getting the messages below and now have a non-working
implementation :(

When I flashed the pri fw I didn't flash a sta fw with
it. i.e. I ran:

./hostap-utils-0.1.3/prism2_srec wlan0

should I have run:
./hostap-utils-0.1.3/prism2_srec wlan0
./primary/pk010101.hex ./1.4.9/sf010409.hex

That might be my whole problem...

If that is not the problem, I'm kinda puzzled by the
output of the commands below. I see the driver loading
in dmesg but when I run hostap_diag I get the message
below which makes me think the driver didn't get

output of hostap_diag (v0.1.3):
# ./hostap-utils-0.1.3/hostap_diag wlan0
Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'

ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No such device
Could not communicate with the kernel driver.

/var/log/messages:Feb 29 23:26:57 dwarf kernel:
hostap_pci: 0.1.3 - 2004-02-08 (Jouni Malinen
<jkmaline at xx>)

messages in /var/log/debug:
Feb 29 23:26:57 dwarf kernel: hostap_crypt: registered
algorithm 'NULL'
Feb 29 23:26:57 dwarf kernel: prism2_hw_init:
initialized in 20 ms
Feb 29 23:26:57 dwarf kernel: Could not get RID for
component STA
Feb 29 23:26:57 dwarf kernel: wlan0: Failed to read
STA f/w version - only Prima
ry f/w present
Feb 29 23:27:04 dwarf kernel: wlan0: CMD=0x0001 =>
res=0x7f, resp0=0x0001

I've also tried flashing the sta fw to 1.4.2 in hopes
that I could squeeze it in there but I get this error:

ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No such device
Missing wlan component info
Could not read wlan RIDs

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Best regards,

Casey Lewis

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