Micronet Wlan Access Point
Model: SP918BK


Company Home:
http://www.micronet.info

Default IP addr: 192.168.2.1
Antenna connector: RP-SMA
Access to the configure menu:
username: admin
passwd:   1234

Price: 11.530 HUF, 2004 februar, (~44 Euro)

Based on the information, you can find on this page:
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/wiki/?minitar
we fixed, that the
Micronet SP912BK hardware design is the same as Minitar AP.
Small differences are in the board production id's and dates
on the panel:

Top side:
 Minitar Micronet
MOM2003 MOM2003
070549   090346
02859 90045

Bottom side:
 
Minitar Micronet
0333 0343
HUEI 2M HUEI 2M
94V-0 94V-0
52-0000472-00 52-0000472-00

Photo 1.
Top side view

Photo 2.
Botton view

On the web interface the configuration/status menu
contains the software version info:

Runtime Code Version: 2.39
(Same?) firmware versions on the Minitar Download page:
http://www.minitar.com/index.php?maincat=download
2.20, 2.32, 2.34

The Web Interface:
Photo 3.
Status page


 

The system based on RTL8181 SoC controler
RAM: IC42S16400-7T   -  8 M SDRAM
Flash: 29LV160BTC-90  -  2 M

Radio: SA2400 Philips
Filter: G W22 T005A

It seems, the RS232 interface is the same, as on the Minitar board, (Need MAX232 signal level converter!),
And the JTAG /EJTAG interface connector is same too.



2004 febr. 15.


The boot message
 
ÿ
UART1 output test ok
Uart init
Found 1 x 2M flash memory

---RealTek(RTL8181)at ¶g¤­ 10¤ë 3 15:06:58 CST 2003 version 1.0
no sys signature at 00010000!
Jump to image start=0x80350000...
Calibrating delay loop... 204.80 BogoMIPS
Memory: 4836k/8192k available (1320k kernel code, 3356k reserved, 1696k data, 44k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
 unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
block: 64 slots per queue, batch=16
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
Serial driver version 6.02 (2003-03-12) with no serial options enabled
ttyS00 at 0x00c3 (irq = 3) is a rtl_uart1
state->flags=00000000
RealTek E-Flash System Driver. (C) 2002 RealTek Corp.
Found 1 x 2M Byte MXIC MX29LV160AB at 0xbe000000
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
order=00000000 in rt_init
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 1024)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Ethernet Bridge 008 for NET4.0
Starting kswapd
RAMDISK: ext2 filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 1618 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... |/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/done.
Freeing initrd memory: 1618k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 44k freed
mount /proc file system ok!
serial console detected.  Disabling virtual terminals.
console=/dev/ttyS0
init started:  BusyBox v0.60.1 (2003.12.22-01:20+0000) multi-call binary
 

BusyBox v0.60.1 (2003.12.22-01:20+0000) Built-in shell (msh)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

Initialize WLAN interface
length=0?
killall: iapp: no process killed
killall: auth: no process killed
killall: iwcontrol: no process killed
length=0?
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
bridge br0 doesn't exist!
bridge br0 doesn't exist; can't delete it
Setup bridge...
Algorithmics/MIPS FPU Emulator v1.5
device eth1 entered promiscuous mode
device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode
This is 8305SB
eth1: Promiscuous mode enabled.
eth1: Promiscuous mode enabled.
eth1: Promiscuous mode enabled.
eth1: Promiscuous mode enabled.
SIOCDELRT: No such process
SIOCDELRT: No such process
br0: port 2(wlan0) entering listening state
br0: port 1(eth1) entering listening state
br0: port 2(wlan0) entering learning state
br0: port 2(wlan0) entering forwarding state
br0: topology change detected, propagating
br0: port 1(eth1) entering learning state
br0: port 1(eth1) entering forwarding state
br0: topology change detected, propagating
SIOCDELRT: No such process
SIOCDELRT: No such process
iappauth.sh: not found
********** run Diagd **********
setting: port: 31727
running in daemon mode
329
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

Please enter your Name and Password

User Name:
 
 
 
 
 

<TAB> Select                     <ESC> Exit                     <Enter> Enter
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

The boot loader Help message
 
<RealTek>
<RealTek>help
----------------- COMMAND MODE HELP ------------------
HELP (?)        : Print this help message
D <Address> <Len>
IPCONFIG: <TargetAddress>
JUMP :  Jump to <TargetAddress>
FLW: FLW <dst><src><length>
FLR: FLR <dst><src><length>
<RealTek>



2004 febr. 22.



Update 2004 febr. 28.:

Micronet  SP918xx AP "family"



With the SP918xx model ID the Micronet offers some different type of Access Points.
I try to collect and sommarized some informations about this devices. The sources of the informations are the Companie's web site: http://www.micronet.info
and some developers web site too.

SP918GL

Micronet SP918GL Wireless LAN Access Point is a next generation Wireless LAN solution compliant with 802.11g standard which also works with IEEE 802.11b. SP918GL enables user's flexibility and mobility by the integration between wired and wireless network.


Free firmware upgrades for SP918GL can offer data rate bandwidth up to 108M.
Management: web based and Telnet

Download
from:
http://www.micronet.info/Download/driver/driver.asp
SP918GL 108M Wireless LAN Access Point (Firmware v1.03) 2004.02.03
filename: SP918GLFV v.103ETSI.tfp
size: 992 854
 Based on:....


SP918G

Micronet SP918G Wireless LAN Access Point is a next generation Wireless LAN solution compliant with 802.11g draft standard which also works with IEEE 802.11b. It's almost five times faster than traditional IEEE 802.11b products. SP918G enables user's flexibility and mobility by the integration between wired and wireless network.
Support operation mode: Access Point, AP Client, AP Repeater and Wireless Bridge

Based on:...


SP918
 

Micronet's advanced technology and standard based Wireless LAN (WLAN) products enable computers to network wirelessly at effective speed with flexibility and mobility. This flexibility delivers productivity and service benefits that are not possible with wired network. Additionally, the wireless LAN solution offers installation simplicity and cost advantages over a wired infrastructure.

Industrial Standard Compliance

Micronet SP918 wireless Access Point are devices that work in DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum ) modulation method , operating in the ISM (Industrial Scientific and Medical) band 2.4-2.484 GHz, a frequency that worldwide unlicensed. Compatible with  IEEE802.11 and IEEE802.11b standard , Micronet SP918 could work on multiple vender environment, and your previous investment on wireless products can be fully utilized.

Conjoin Wireless LAN and Ethernet

Micronet SP918 Access Point acts as a Media Access Control (MAC) bridge between wired Local Area Networks, and one or more wireless networks. Placed anywhere along an Ethernet LAN, it allows wireless stations within its area of coverage to access transparently to the corporate network. Micronet SP918 Access Point, together with Micronet SP905/SP906 Wireless LAN adapters, enable you to build a variety of network configurations. With the built-in antenna, the distance can be up to 250m in free space.


Provide Roaming, user can roam between wireless LAN while moving

Provide Infrastructure application, act as a MAC bridge between Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN

Support Infrastructure, station adapter and roaming (IEEE802.11b compliant)

Download:
from:
http://www.micronet.info/Download/driver/driver.asp
SP918 11M Wireless LAN Access Point (Utility) 2002.03.21
filename: SP918_utility.zip
size: 7 172 833

Based on: ATMEL(?)


SP918B
 

INTRODUCTION
....
Industrial Standard Compliance
....
Conjoin Wireless LAN and Ethernet

Micronet SP918B Access Point acts as a Media Access Control (MAC) bridge between wired Local Area Networks, and one or more wireless networks. Placed anywhere along an Ethernet LAN, it allows wireless stations within its area of coverage to access transparently to the corporate network. Micronet SP918 Access Point, together with Micronet SP905B/SP906B Wireless LAN adapters, enable you to build a variety of network configurations. With the built-in antenna, the distance can be up to 250m in free space.

Other Application

Works without driver on any gaming devices such as Play Station, Xbox. There are still more as long as it has an Ethernet Port, SP918B can even apply to Linux and network printers, anything you need with, is just an Ethernet Port.

Provide Roaming, user can roam between wireless LAN while moving
Provide Infrastructure application, act as a MAC bridge between Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN
Protocol for Transmitting TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, AppleTalk
-----------------------
Based on: ATMEL (?)
Info about this:
Wireless Access Point utilities for Unix
(SNMP based config utilities for Atmel-MIB based AP-s)
Author: Roman Festchook

http://ap-utils.polesye.net/?hardware
Supported Hardware
Info from the hardware comparison table:

Manufacturer 
 Model
Type
Micronet
SP918
ATMEL

Download:
from:
http://www.micronet.info/Download/driver/driver.asp
SP918B 11M Wireless LAN Access Point (Utility V3.10) 2003.03.11
filename: SP918B_Utility 3.10.zip
size: 1 902 740

SNMP based config. utility run under Windows98/...


SB918BK

INTRODUCTION

Micronet SP918BK Wireless LAN Access Point is a Wireless LAN solution compliant with IEEE 802.11b. SP918BK enables user's flexibility and mobility by the integration between wired and wireless network. By using station adapter mode, SP918BK can work without driver on any gaming devices such as Play Station 2, Xbox and network devices. The new Wireless Distribution System also enables the SP918BK to act as a repeater or bridge, as well as an Access Point. Ideal for large area Wireless LAN deployment and ease of scalability.
 

Support operation mode Infrastructure, Station Adapter, Bridge and WDS (Wireless Distribution System)
Management: Web-based
---------
Based on RTL8181 WSoC
More info:
http://members.chello.hu/b.globekom/micronet/



Link to my X-Micro AP page (mainly Hungarian :-(():
http://members.chello.hu/b.globekom/xmicro/

János Tölgyesi     tolgyesi (at) fastmail (dot) fm
2004 febr. 28.