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Cisco Aironet 350 Wireless LAN Adapter PC Card - Firmware File

ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-07-14 6:10 PM
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Hi,

I'm hoping some kind soul here can assist.

I've got a Cisco Aironet 350 wifi PC card. It has firmware v.4.25.30 on it.

However, I need to get newer version 5.30.17 (or higher) in order to use it on my Jornada720 running linux.

Filename: 340-350-PCMCIA-LMC-PCI-v53017.exe

Unfortunately, Cisco has the most bizarre support system I've ever seen and up to now, I cannot after repeated requests from their support group, download the file.

They now say I need to contact a reseller and buy a contract and then I can download the file. This is absurd to me.....it is old file and is just a tiny 0.12 MB file.

So, is there anyone that has this file (or the newer one v.5.60.17) and can send it to me?

Would be greatly appreciated!

If so, please send me a private message here and I can give you my email address.

Please note I checked the download section on forum, but unless I missed it, only the driver files are hosted here, not the firmware files.

Thank you.

Mark


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can't remember Page Icon Posted 2021-07-14 7:18 PM
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From their firmware section I have 340-350-PCMCIA-LMC-PCI-v53017.exe (for Win 98, ME, NT*) and 350-PCMCIA-LMC-PCI-v56021.exe (Win 2k, CE, XP*). I also have a DOSDriversv204.exe (for DOS). And many other files I managed to get from the Cisco website, it wasn't easy, so if you need any other files from there just ask me, I may have them. I'll see if I can attach the files here (edit: no luck, I'm limited to 100kb max, I'll find some other place to upload them and post the link).

Link: https://files.catbox.moe/8pm8hj.zip (sorry for the weird host, it's the only one I know with no ads and no weird restrictions, the .exe are self extracting files so if you don't want to run them you can extract them with 7zip or WinRAR, they contain an .IMG file with the firmware except for the DOS drivers .exe).

* I am not sure how Cisco came up with that classification, they are just firmware .IMG files.

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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-07-14 7:48 PM
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THANKS!!!!

Will let you know how it goes....

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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-07-14 8:56 PM
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ArchiMark:

I have the driver and wifi app file with firmware upgrade if you need it. Incredibly easy to extract and install on the MP900c.

Ebay had the Aironet 350 "new" for about 12 bucks... so I purchased several... all were version 4.x.x and easily upgraded. On the Aironet app, do not use a "profile" use host configured (or something like that)... to get WPA for the MP900c==> Choose the x.xxxSA1101 driver, not xxxxhSA1101 driver for MP900c.

joval

Addendum: attached is the firmware file for the upgrade, let me know if you need the Aironet app files/cabs.

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Attachments 50C56021.IMG (128KB - 0 downloads)
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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-07-14 9:10 PM
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With 'can't remember's' great assistance via PM's....finally got the firmware upgraded!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!


And thanks Joval for your kind offer to help and input.....

This is why I love this place.....so friendly and helpful!

Best,

Mark
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-07-15 9:56 AM
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Humm, that is weird. We used to have all of these in the download centre / HCL... but they seem to have vanished somewhere between 2004 and now.

For posterity, I have put them back. So can be found in the HCL / Download Centre too - the latter having the usual inflated.zip files so you can bypass needing a Win32 system to get at the contents.
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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-07-15 2:08 PM
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Thanks for doing that, C:AMIE....

Anything will avoid others having to go through the madness of dealing with Cisco like I did (probably 6 rounds of emails...) is a good thing.

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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-07-16 2:54 AM
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ArchiMark:

I have the driver and wifi app file with firmware upgrade if you need it. Incredibly easy to extract and install on the MP900c.

Ebay had the Aironet 350 "new" for about 12 bucks... so I purchased several... all were version 4.x.x and easily upgraded. On the Aironet app, do not use a "profile" use host configured (or something like that)... to get WPA for the MP900c==> Choose the x.xxxSA1101 driver, not xxxxhSA1101 driver for MP900c.

joval

Addendum: attached is the firmware file for the upgrade, let me know if you need the Aironet app files/cabs.



Do you know which driver file to use WPA on J728? I don't have MP900C....

Thanks.
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-07-16 3:42 AM
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Unfortunately, the J720 only supports WEP encryption in WinCE mode, even with updated firmware (using the xxhpcSA driver and app).

There is a xxxSA driver and app which works with the MP900c and WinCE.Net 4.2 devices. I haven't tried it on the J720, but am doubtful it will work, but as the J720 is a Strong Arm (SA) devicemaybe there is a hack. The MP900c supports WPA with a number of wifi cards: Aironet 350 v >5.0, Netgear MA401, Ambicom 54WL for example.

Now, there are tricks such as connecting an old WEP router to you home router (can have dhcp conflicts though) or better just to use a wifi extender with wep on client side and wpa2 on router side... in either case you just plug them in when needed and unplug when done (to keep your home network from being hacked). Sort of a wifi-bridge mode wep to WPA.

Then there's Devuan Linux...ntware and Stefan were able to set up WPA_supplicant and have WPA using the Aironet 350? and Ma401 cards. I haven't sucessfully gone down that rabbit hole... yet, but intend to in time.

The bike ride was great, by the way, churning aquamarine waves and glistening sunlight.. but I am dog tired out!.

buenas suerte, amigo...

Joval (posted from my J720/ethernet/Devuan/RasPi hybrid once again)
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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-07-16 5:43 AM
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Thanks for all the info.....

MP900C files won't work on J720 due to different CPU chipsets.

Yes, ntware got his Aironet 350 card working on WPA....hence my efforts to get mine working too.

Hope to get it sorted out over the next few days.

Best,

Mark
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