Re: Change in Intersil cards?

From: Povl H. Pedersen (
Date: 2002-06-14 21:03:23 UTC

On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 04:18:17PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> Host AP driver works fine with station firmware 1.3.5, at least on PCI
> Prism2.5 card. I have also successfully tested 1.3.4 in a HFA3841-based
> PC Card.

I have 2 Netgear MA401 cards (using them in a MA301 PLX Adapter). One had firmware 1.3.4 (and was found by OpenBSD using manid as an Intersil reference card) and the other was newer with firmware 1.3.6.

I had nothing but transmit errors. So I took the older card, flashed it to firmware 0.8.3, and now it seems to work flawlessly with hostAP. So newer firmwares might pose a problem.

> I have never seen a (otherwise working) Prism2 card that would not work
> with Host AP driver.. So, if anyone has such a card, I would like to
> take a closer look at it. 'dmesg' output of such card initialization and
> /proc/net/prism2/wlan0/rids (if the card can be initialized) would
> be useful. If more thorough debugging is needed, remote access to a host
> with such a card or a donated/loaned card might be useful.

I have two of these. The newer firmware causes both my cards to not function in Linux. Yet both works flawlessly in Ad-Hoc mode under Windows.

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