prism2_srec and HWB3163 Rev B, Samsung PC Card Rev. B

Vanja Hrustic vanja
Wed Nov 24 06:16:27 PST 2004


I've got some Senao SL-2011CD card, and HostAP driver loads fine.

However, I am confused with firwmare versions/revisions.

I have managed to flash STA firmware to version 1.4.9. But primary
firmware is 0.3.0, which seems old, since other cards I've had used 1.0.0
or newer. I wanted to try to update primary firmware file, but I am not
sure which one I need.

hostap driver loads ok:

Nov 24 15:01:35 amber cardmgr[8791]: socket 0: Senao
Nov 24 15:01:35 amber kernel: hostap_cs: 0.2.5 - 2004-10-03 (Jouni Malinen
<jkmaline at>)
Nov 24 15:01:35 amber kernel: hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
Nov 24 15:01:35 amber kernel: hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 10, io

This is what hostap_diag shows:

NICID: id=0x8003 v1.0.0 (HWB3163 Rev B, Samsung PC Card Rev. B)
PRIID: id=0x0015 v0.3.0
STAID: id=0x001f v1.4.9 (station firmware)

I've taken various primary fw files (from, and tried prism2_srec with most of

The only one which didn't report error ("Incompatible update data") was

However, it seems to be 0.3.0, which I already have.

Is it possible to somehow update primary firwmare to newer version, since
none of the other files would be accepted by prism2_srec?

How much does primary firmware version matter for the functionality of the
Prism 2.5 card?



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