prism2_srec problem in 0.2.4 version

Brian Sturgill zen_hacker
Wed Jul 21 17:20:57 PDT 2004

Sorry, I assumed it was a newer nic. I didn't read his nic id . That'll 
teach me to answer before I read fully. I apologize.

>From: Pavel Roskin <proski at>
>To: jar <jar at>
>CC: Brian Sturgill <zen_hacker at>, hostap at
>Subject: Re: prism2_srec problem in 0.2.4 version
>Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 17:01:45 -0400 (EDT)
>On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, jar wrote:
>>Brian Sturgill wrote:
>>>You really should download a primary firmware along with it. Your primary 
>>>firmware is ancient :)
>>>Example: prism2_srec -r wlan0 ak010101.hex rf010800.hex
>Not funny.  Somebody could actually try it and potentially damage the card 
>(although prism2_srec is fairly safe in that regard).  In case you were not 
>joking, please check if NIC ID 0x8002 is supported by the firmwares on the 
>command line before advising to others.
>>No this is "old" prism2 card not prism2.5 f-series card. Primary firmaware 
>>is ok. What I want to say is, that when I used ver. 0.1.3 driver & utils I 
>>was able to download the ram firmaware to the card and after that it 
>>initilizes & works ok. Now I have just updated the hostap diver and utils 
>>to ver. 0.2.4. The same ram download doesn't seem to work anymore for me. 
>>Maybe some firmware downloading related code has changed?
>Please provide more context both for the old and for the new driver.  Why 
>do you need "-i"?  Did you upgrade the kernel together with hostap by any 
>chance?  What's the version of the kernel?  Just in case, give information 
>about the card (whether it's PCMCIA or PCI) and about the machine (non-x86 
>architectures may get less testing).
>Pavel Roskin

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