FC3, MA311 and hostap (Michael Walter)

Ged Haywood ged
Wed Jan 26 08:36:29 PST 2005

Hi there,

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 Michael Walter wrote:

> I intend to switch to a "real" PCI-Card now and found the Netgear
> MA311 at eBay. I was also able to confirm about the Version 2.0 of
> this Card that is known to have the Prism 2.5-Chipset built in. The
> only question left is if there could eventually be some other
> versions of this card holding another chipset which is not working
> with the hostap software? Does anyone know about such hardware or is
> it save saying to use the MA311-Card because there simply does not
> exist any other version numer of it pointing to another chipset than
> Prism 2.5/3?

I think that there is a card known as the MA311+ which is based on a
Texas Instruments chipset, not Prism.  I have found no information
about it using Google.  HostAP will only work with the Prism chipset.
I use MA311 cards myself with HostAP and have had very few problems.
The only real problem that I had was when using STA firmware V1.3.6
originally supplied with the cards.  When I upgraded from that to
V1.5.6 (I only use the RAM images) the problems went away.


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