DWL 650 Rev. P hostap_fw_load problem

O. William McClung mcclung
Thu Jan 6 16:23:11 PST 2005

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop with a D-Link 650 Rev. P.

> cardctl ident

  Socket 0:
    product info: "D-Link", "DWL-650 Wireless PC Card RevP", "ISL37101P-10", "A3"
    manfid: 0x000b, 0x7110
    function: 6 (network)

The kernel is 2.6.8-24 from SuSE 9.2.

I followed Andrew Barr's excellent webpage and installed
hostap-driver-0.2.6 and hostap-utils-0.2.6 without error. I get an
error when trying to load the firmware.

> hostap_fw_load wlan0

  Downloading primary firmware /etc/firmware/pm010102.hex
  srec summary for pm010102.hex
  Included file name: PM010102.HEX
  Component: 0x0015 1.1.2 (primary firmware)

  Verifying update compatibility and combining data:
  Plugging PDR 0400 (NIC configuration): ram16=1 pci=0 (03 00)

  Downloading to volatile memory (RAM).
  ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_DOWNLOAD]: Input/output error

  Download failed!

Is my hardware not compatible with hostap?


-Bill McClung

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