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Author Topic: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?  (Read 43611 times)

hulting74

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Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« on: October 01, 2007, 10:48:36 AM »

Hi

Is there any possibility to upgrade the firmware for a DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?

Regards,

/Stefan
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AWDL

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 04:02:43 PM »

Possible, not probable.

What problem/ issue are you looking to fix specifically via a firmware change as opposed to a driver change?
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hulting74

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 10:37:10 PM »

hi

I´m running Debian Etch and the latest MadWifi driver, this only supports 2.0 firmware and i have 1.0 firmware according to the device. I understand that this driver is not supported by Dlin, but do you possibly have any tips?

Regards,

/Stefan 
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MitchSchaft

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007, 02:22:57 AM »

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AWDL

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 01:04:42 PM »

I don't have a great solution. It is possible that D-Link included a firmeware update in their driver. I haven't seen that happen personally since the DWL-650 (802.11b card). By if your stuck, it may be a fortuitous journey to find a Microsoft machine to install the card in with "updated" drivers that may include a firmware update.
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jupiter

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 10:12:42 AM »

Really?  Ubuntu 7.04 works fine with the 645 & the wrapper

how rare
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hulting74

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 02:43:57 PM »

Hi "We Are Many"

Can you verify which "firmware version" you have on your card? Mine says "Firmware 1.0" written on the backside of the card.

Regards

/Stefan
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hulting74

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 02:59:52 PM »

Hi

No new firmware in the driver, tested to install it with the latest driver and Windows VIsta, any suggestions?

/Stefan
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hulting74

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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 01:36:47 PM »

hi

Whohoo! Success, manually installed the MadWifi driver from the "madwifi-ng" snapshot tree and that seem to support the D-Link DWA 645 :-)

/Stefan
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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 12:32:17 PM »

Most of the drivers available from D-Link include a firmware. In-fact I believe they are all currently using the same Atheros build. You can see it in the code during the install. I am however not sure if the driver package is smart enough to detect what code is currently running on the adapter or just brute forces the update anyway. It would seem the latter would cause unnecessary abuse to what ever EPPROM or storage device is on the card itself.
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Re: Firmware upgrade DWA-645 PCMCIA Card?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 10:18:38 PM »

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