FC3, MA311 and hostap (Michael Walter)

Michael Walter michael.walter
Thu Jan 27 01:19:03 PST 2005

Thanks a lot for the information. I just received this card yesterday and
it works just fine. It has "H/W REV:2.0" and "F/W:1.3.6". I did an upgrade
of the station firmware to v1.7.4. "hostap_diag wlan0" now shows up:

> 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 v1.0.7
> STAID: id=0x001f v1.7.4 (station firmware)

So if the card has "H/W REV:2.0" and "F/W:1.3.6" it is the right choice for
building up a W-LAN-AccessPoint ;-)

M. Walter

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 17:36:29 +0100 Ged Haywood <ged at jubileegroup.co.uk>
> 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.
> 73,
> Ged.
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