I think I wounded by Prism card

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Dec 11 12:29:43 PST 2003

In message: <20031211182330.0D26C5D04 at ptavv.es.net>
            "Kevin Oberman" <oberman at es.net> writes:
: I have an IBM ThinkPad T30 running CURRENT as of 12/9/03. On that day I
: also updated the firmware on my WiFi card from 1.3.6 to 1.4.9 and my
: troubles began. My wireless card starts and associated normally and runs
: fine until I start a large transfer (such as an scp of a file of a MB or
: so). Then I get the dreaded:
: wi0: timeout in wi_cmd -x010b; event status 0x8000

That sucks.  I assume no other wi messages before that?  And that the
- is really a 0 and you typed it in by hand.  Was this under heavy

: At this point the card is dead and I have only been able to recover by
: rebooting the system.


: I will try backing out the recent changes to if_wi
: and rebuild the module ASAP, but I only have wireless available at home,
: so that won't be until tonight.

I wish I'd seen this earlier, I just committed something to
releng_5_2.  You might try hard wiring it or something similar.

: First, any idea as to whether the recent fixes to wi to correct timeouts
: in old firmware versions might have caused this? Or is it a problem with
: 1.4 firmware? If it is the firmware, is there any place to find the old
: firmware to back it off?

http://www.netgate.com/ has old images.

: wi0: <Intersil Prism2.5> mem 0xf8000000-0xf8000fff irq 11 at device 2.0 on pci2
: wi0: 802.11 address 00:05:3c:02:43:2d
: wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI)
: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.0), Station (1.4.9)
: wi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps

This should be a fairly good card to have.


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