jhary at unsane.co.uk
Thu Sep 16 15:50:22 PDT 2004
I've been wondering why I cant seem to get more than approx
180k(bytes)/sec from my freebsd server with a netgear MA311 pci card in
hostap. After some googling After some googling the evidence seems to
point at me having rather ancient firmware.
(23:46:36 <~>) 0 # dmesg |grep wi0
wi0: <Intersil Prism2.5> mem 0x40500000-0x40500fff irq 5 at device 4.0 on
wi0: 802.11 address: 00:09:5b:11:fa:39
wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI)
wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.0.7), Station (1.3.6)
wi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
(the relevant line from ifconfig being
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/11Mbps <hostap> (DS/2Mbps <hostap>)
Since Netgear dont seem to supply an updated firmware, has anyone any
suggestions where i could get one, and if so is there any way to update it
under FreeBSD ? or do i need to take down my server and put the card in my
windows machine to update ?
Any suggestions welcome.
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