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Hardware News : WPA now supported by prism2.device
Posted by MickJT on 2011/5/29 12:56:56 (5066 reads) News by the same author
Hardware News

News item taken from amiga.org

A new commercial version of the prism2.device wireless network driver is now available that supports WPA (TKIP) and WPA2 (CCMP/AES) encryption. However, please note that not all cards support all encryption modes.


A rule of thumb is that PCMCIA cards with white edge connectors support hardware WPA (TKIP) encryption, but not WPA2 (CCMP/AES). Cards with black edge connectors support WPA 1 and 2 when reflashed with new firmware in a PC (but encryption is done in software, so you'll need a fast Amiga to get reasonable speeds). PCI cards used with OS4 also need a firmware upgrade.

The new driver is available for EUR 15 per card for 68k and OS4. Please send inquiries and PayPal payment to caffer@cs.ucc.ie.


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pjs
Published: 2011/5/29 15:50  Updated: 2011/5/29 15:52
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 12/02/2006
From: VA, USA
Comments: 286
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
Great news!

I guess I just don't understand about the "black" and
"white edge connectors"...

I have the AmiKit wifi card (OEM unknown) and the card
is wholly green. What I'd call the "edge connector"
(the connection on the edge to the PCI slot), as well
as the antenna connector, are all copper.
The print on the card is white, FWTW.

From what I've seen (as well as the 6 cards that are
visible from my chair), the edge connectors are always
either copper or silver.

Maybe it would be better to address the card I suspect
most of us have - the AmiKit "NETPCI001" wifi card....

Is it compatible?

Does the new driver provide WPA and WPA2 with it?

Does one have to find a peecee to reflash the card?


THANKS!

PJS

edit: reformatted
MickJT
Published: 2011/5/29 16:27  Updated: 2011/5/29 16:34
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Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
That's the card I have.

Yes, you have to find a PC, preferably running Windows XP 32bit, and flash it to pk010101 and sf010704.

It provides WPA and WPA2 (both TKIP and AES in either WPA mode).

Some cards don't support CCMP (aka AES) encryption, but what you and I have do.

I think when he's refering to edge connectors, he means on PCMCIA cards.

I've got this device driver, and it is working for me so long as my SSID is not hidden and I use a static IP. Although DHCP does work in WEP. I've emailed Neil about both issues.
derfs
Published: 2011/5/29 16:27  Updated: 2011/5/29 16:28
Just popping in
Joined: 11/27/2006
From: UK
Comments: 183
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
the colour of the edge connector matters for PCMCIA cards (for A600/1200), and from what i gather you have a PCI card.

*edit*

too slow ;)
JTKirk
Published: 2011/5/29 17:29  Updated: 2011/5/29 17:30
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Joined: 11/19/2008
From: Tarsus IV
Comments: 548
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
That's a great update for prism2.device.
MickJT
Published: 2011/5/29 18:14  Updated: 2011/5/29 18:14
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Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
I'm having issues though. Anything other than WEP, and no data can reach the Amiga unless the Amiga requested it. Hence IRC, FTP and Web Browsing works, but DHCP (UDP, connection-less), pinging the machine (ICMP), and any servers don't work.

Will keep you all updated.
TSK
Published: 2011/5/29 18:42  Updated: 2011/5/29 18:42
Just can't stay away
Joined: 02/23/2007
From: Finland, the land of Santa, sauna, sisu and salmiakki
Comments: 1108
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
Congrats to the maker of the driver !
nbache
Published: 2011/5/29 21:31  Updated: 2011/5/29 21:32
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Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Comments: 1230
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
Great news about the WPA support!

@MickJT:
Quote:

it is working for me so long as my SSID is not hidden and I use a static IP. Although DHCP does work in WEP. I've emailed Neil about both issues.

Ouch. Well, hopefully those two can be sorted as well. They are absolute requirements for me to actually start using the NETPCI001 card I've had lying around for a few years waiting for WPA to be supported. Well, I guess if I absolutely had to, I could work around the lack of DHCP, but not the SSID thing. I will not advertise our WiFi to neighbours or bypassers.

Looking forward to hearing Neil's answer.

Best regards,

Niels
MickJT
Published: 2011/5/30 4:56  Updated: 2011/5/30 4:56
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Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
Hidden SSID and incoming connection issue confirmed by Neil. 1st problem fixed, 2nd problem being worked on.
Chris
Published: 2011/5/30 5:13  Updated: 2011/5/30 5:23
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
I have one of these:

0x1260 0x3873 Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset

(a) Is it compatible?
(b) Where do I get the firmware update, and how do I flash it?
(c) Can somebody lend me a PC to do the flashing?

oh, and (d) is there any way of finding out on OS4 which firmware version I have already?
MickJT
Published: 2011/5/30 5:44  Updated: 2011/5/30 5:44
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Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@Chris, I think that one might only be able to do TKIP encryption, seeing as WaveLAN is Lucent/Agere.

Firmwares are here

http://linux.junsun.net/intersil-prism/

Also there, shows you how to find out the NICID of the card. I don't think you can do it on an Amiga. Maybe if you ran Debian Linux.
Chris
Published: 2011/5/30 8:27  Updated: 2011/5/30 8:27
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Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@MickJT

Thanks.

Quote:
Also there, shows you how to find out the NICID of the card. I don't think you can do it on an Amiga. Maybe if you ran Debian Linux.


My Linux install is broken/not bootable, and I never got my wireless card working with it anyway.

It's an interesting thought though - the firmware upgrade might be possible under Debian PPC.
MickJT
Published: 2011/5/30 10:12  Updated: 2011/5/30 10:12
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Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
I had another look at the manual and compatibility list, and it mentions one card with a WaveLAN 2.0 chipset, and says it is not compatible.

Best thing to do is double-check with Neil.
pjs
Published: 2011/5/30 16:20  Updated: 2011/5/30 16:20
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 12/02/2006
From: VA, USA
Comments: 286
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@MickJT

Thanks for the info... I'm going to hit paypal
next and get in touch with Neil.

Then I just have to find someone that has a peecee
that will flash the card for me.

Thanks,

PJS
Chris
Published: 2011/5/30 17:23  Updated: 2011/5/30 17:23
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@MickJT

My card works with the existing driver in WEP mode, it's the WPA support I wasn't sure about.
ncafferkey
Published: 2011/5/30 18:17  Updated: 2011/5/30 18:17
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Joined: 09/20/2008
From:
Comments: 65
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@Chris

Your card will support TKIP and CCMP/AES once reflashed. It's unlikely to already have a WPA-capable firmware: AFAIK none of these cards left the factory with this firmware.
nbache
Published: 2011/5/30 21:04  Updated: 2011/5/30 21:04
Just can't stay away
Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Comments: 1230
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@MickJT:
Quote:
Hidden SSID and incoming connection issue confirmed by Neil. 1st problem fixed, 2nd problem being worked on.

Ah, great! Looking forward to the next update, then. Good job, Neil!

Best regards,

Niels
Chris
Published: 2011/5/31 18:39  Updated: 2011/5/31 18:39
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
@neil

Fab! I'll be in touch once I've sorted the firmware update out.
MickJT
Published: 2011/6/2 15:57  Updated: 2011/6/2 15:57
Quite a regular
Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
Well my incoming connection issue is still being looked into. Sent some logs to Neil. Seems to be an issue with decryption of broadcast frames.
MickJT
Published: 2011/7/10 4:43  Updated: 2011/7/10 4:43
Quite a regular
Joined: 04/28/2009
From: Adelaide, Australia
Comments: 939
 Re: WPA now supported by prism2.device
All issues now fixed.
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