AW: Problems with ALLNET PCI Card

James B Hiller jhiller
Wed Sep 15 20:08:46 PDT 2004


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, ARCEO Daniel Beuchler wrote:

> Might be a firmware problem ?
> Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'
> NICID: id=0x8013 v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
> PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.0.5
> STAID: id=0x001f v1.3.4 (station firmware)

Yes, might be.  In mid-2003 and earlier, various refs on the list
discussed firmware either 1.3.4 or 1.3.6 and earlier showing issues
with much packet-dropping.

When I took my off-the-shelf 1.3.4 card and flashed to 1.4.9, I had
a vast performance/throughput improvement (like, to rates that
would be expected).  Use 1.7.4 now.  There has been some more recent
discussion about 1.8.0 (for example) also exhibiting some bugginess,
though I don't recall what.

Suggest trying to flash to 1.7.4 and see how you like that.


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