Problem with SMC2532W-B V2 (0xd601 0x0010)
Sun Oct 2 14:43:33 PDT 2005
Thanks for the response. These cards have FCC XI-330*, but the serial
The first one has a 55 but the other one, bought at the same time (but
not necessarily from the same batch), doesn't have any of 55, 56 or 58.
Looks like Zcomax/SMC may be messing with the hardware... Frustrating.
Tom Sharples wrote:
> This may (or may not) be helpful- Zcomax, the manufacturer of the SMC
> branded cards, plays a little fast and loose with FCC-ID numbers and
> internal hardware:
> Cards with the FCC ID XI-325* use the Prism 2.5 chipset. SMC no longer
> provide these cards, however they are available on special order
> directly from Zcom (long, long lead times). HostAP worked fine with
> these cards.
> Cards with FCC ID XI-330* AND a serial number that has the number 55
> embedded in it, actually use the Prism 2.5 chipset despite having the
> FCC ID number associated with the Prism 3.0 chipset.
> Cards with FCC ID XI-330* AND a serial number that has the number 56
> embedded in it, actually use the Prism 3.0 chipset but don't correctly
> report TX levels when "auto" mode is selected unless you roll back the
> secondary firmware to 1.3.2 which breaks wds. There may also be other
> anomalies in a hostAP enviroment.
> Cards with FCC ID XI-330* AND a serial number that has the number 58
> (we've never received any 57's) embedded in it (these are the cards we
> now receive when we order) actually use the Prism 3.0 chipset and DO
> correctly report TX levels when "auto" mode is selected. HostAP seems to
> work fine.
> Tom Sharples
> Qorvus Systems, Inc.
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