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 From:  Mykel <Mykel at mWare dot ca>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] D-Link DWL-650 - grrrrrrrrrr
 Date:  Tue, 21 Dec 2004 01:50:41 -0500
Chris Buechler wrote:

>On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 23:04:17 -0600, John <strgout at unixjunkie dot com> wrote:
>  
>
>>I seem to remember something about a wifi card like d-link changing the
>>chipset but not changing the model number. I think it was this
>>dlink but i can't seem to get into the freebsd bug tracking database.
>>
>>    
>>
>
>Here's the PR you were speaking of. 
>http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/39928
>some details in there that might be relevant.  
>
>I was just helping somebody on IRC tonight with getting some DWL-650's
>working with m0n0wall.  Out of three, only one would work in hostap. 
>Any of them would work in infrastructure or adhoc.  The one that
>worked in hostap was identified as:
>/kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, Station 1.03.04
>
>The two that didn't work were:
>
>/kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, Station 0.08.02
>  
>
Good card:
Dec 21 05:36:52     /kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, 
Station 1.03.04
Dec 21 05:36:52     /kernel: wi0: using RF:PRISM2 MAC:HFA3841 
CARD:HWB3163-SST-flash
Dec 21 05:36:52     /kernel: wi0: 802.11 address: 00:05:5d:f1:db:0e
Dec 21 05:36:52     /kernel: wi0 at port 0x240-0x27f irq 5 slot 0 on pccard0

Not good #1
Dec 21 05:39:52     /kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, 
Station 0.08.02
Dec 21 05:39:52     /kernel: wi0: using RF:PRISM2 MAC:HFA3841 
CARD:HWB3163-SST-flash
Dec 21 05:39:52     /kernel: wi0: 802.11 address: 00:05:5d:f1:dc:1f
Dec 21 05:39:52     /kernel: wi0 at port 0x240-0x27f irq 5 slot 0 on pccard0

Not good #2
Dec 21 05:44:46     /kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, 
Station 0.08.02
Dec 21 05:44:46     /kernel: wi0: using RF:PRISM2 MAC:HFA3841 
CARD:HWB3163-SST-flash
Dec 21 05:44:46     /kernel: wi0: 802.11 address: 00:05:5d:f1:c3:d8
Dec 21 05:44:46     /kernel: wi0 at port 0x240-0x27f irq 5 slot 0 on pccard0

>>>DWL-650 rev.P
>>>Primary 1.1.2   Station 1.8.0
>>>
>>>Do I need to downgrade?
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>
>I just did quite a bit of googling and came to the determination that
>anything other than the rev A1-J3 doesn't work with anything but
>Windows without some hacking at a minimum, if they work at all.  I
>just modified this page to reflect that. 
>http://m0n0.ch/wall/docbook/hardware-wireless.html
>
>>From DLink's support site:  "There are multiple revisions of the
>DWL-650, each with version specific drivers, firmware, installation
>guides, and other resources."
>
>/me curses DLink for changing chipsets without changing model numbers
>
>-Chris
>
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