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CONFIG_HOSTAP_FIRMWARE: Support downloading firmware images with Host AP driver

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_HOSTAP_FIRMWARE has multiple definitions:

Support downloading firmware images with Host AP driver found in drivers/net/wireless/hostap/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_HOSTAP_FIRMWARE:

Help text

Configure Host AP driver to include support for firmware image download. This option by itself only enables downloading to the volatile memory, i.e. the card RAM. This option is required to support cards that don't have firmware in flash, such as D-Link DWL-520 rev E and D-Link DWL-650 rev P.

Firmware image downloading needs a user space tool, prism2_srec. It is available from http://hostap.epitest.fi/.

Support downloading firmware images with Host AP driver found in drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_HOSTAP_FIRMWARE:

Help text

Configure Host AP driver to include support for firmware image download. This option by itself only enables downloading to the volatile memory, i.e. the card RAM. This option is required to support cards that don't have firmware in flash, such as D-Link DWL-520 rev E and D-Link DWL-650 rev P.

Firmware image downloading needs a user space tool, prism2_srec. It is available from http://hostap.epitest.fi/.

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