firmware not loading

Josh Wyatt jdwyatt
Thu Oct 21 07:57:42 PDT 2004


I'm running hostap-0.2.5 trying to get a DLink 520 going as access point.  I 
understand that I need to upload firmware to RAM, and am trying to do so.

I've updated the hostap_fw_load script to reflect (what I hope are) the proper 
images for the card:

Also I note that in the driver source, driver/modules/hostap_config.h has 
PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT #define'ed (not changed from default):

However, hostap_fw_load is complaining that PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT is not set!

Please help.  I'm running kernel 2.4.25 on gentoo.


wap modules # uname -a
Linux wap 2.4.25wap1 #1 Thu Feb 26 14:56:36 EST 2004 i686 Pentium III 
(Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

wap modules # /usr/local/bin/hostap_fw_load wlan0
Downloading secondary (station) firmware /usr/local/etc/firmware/rf010704.hex
srec summary for rf010704.hex
Included file name: RF010704.HEX
Component: 0x001f 1.7.4 (station firmware)

ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
STAID not available (maybe running PRI-only)
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No data available
Could not read wlan PDA. This requires PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT definition in

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