different firmware version in windows and linux

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jan 9 14:21:22 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 01:19:38PM -0800, Ajeet Nankani wrote:

> Recently i bought ASUS WL-100(prism 2.5 based) pcmcia 802.11b WLAN card.
> On windows in ASUS utilities it shows firmware(i guess it is STA
> firmware) version as 1.7.4 (it does not show primary firmware version)
> while in linux it shows STA firmware version as 1.4.2 
> Any comments on this? should i update the firmware or not?

The current versions of the Windows driver download a firmware image as
part of the card initialization. That 1.7.4 would thus be the version of
the downloaded firmware whereas the 1.4.2 is the version on the card
flash. If you want to use that card in Host AP mode or as a client in
WPA network, you will need to update the firmware, either with RAM
download or by upgrading the flash.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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