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I have noticed that my WICED SoftAP crashes anytime a Windows8.1 connects to the SoftAp.

I am using the snip.apsta code unmodified. After reset the WICED module connects to the local

infrastructure and starts pinging on this interface. The SoftAP is started and starts the dns redirector and http server.

I have connect many different tablets, phones, and pc's without any problem, except for

pc's with Win8 or Win8.1. When the Win8.1 pc connects it seems to get an IP address

and indicates it is connected. Once connected, the TCP/IP stack seems to crash on the

WICED module(pinging stops) and the only way to re-connect is to do a reset on the WICED module.

I have some wireshark captures and they show a a UDP packet on port  2054 – weblogin

There is a “GET / HTTP/1.0” command that is responded with a 301 response.

Finally, there is a UDP  Name Query to port 137

Has anyone come up against this ?

What is the fix ?


Roger Kelly

Starting WICED v3.0.1

Platform NUMBAT

WLAN Firmware    : wl0: Sep 18 2013 10:12:55 version FWID 01-2046ff2b

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I have copied the resources/firmware/43362 files from WICED 3.1.2 into WICED 3.0.1 folder and recompiled and downloaded the snip.apsta app. With the newer 43362 firmware the WIN8 connection and crashing the SoftAP issue seems to have gone away.

Are there any problems using the newer 43362 firmware files with WICED 3.0.1 ??

Starting WICED v3.0.1

Platform NUMBAT

WLAN Firmware    : wl0: Nov  7 2014 16:03:45 version FWID 01-3f11cd0c



It was not tested but it would be okay to use the BCM43362 firmware from SDK-3.1.2 in SDK-3.0.1.



Hi Seyhan.

I am having some difficulty figuring out how the OTA works.

I can't find the wiced_ota_server.c file and some others that the 3.1.2 ota_fr requires.

Is there a document or how to guide? Trying to follow the various threads 

is very confusing.

Not applicable

Yes, a lot of people meet this.

So WI-FI direct is not supported in WICED 3,3,1 for BCM43341/62.

After I try it, it only support STA mode.

soft_ap is not supported in this version.


Are you claiming the softAP still crashed with 3.3.1 or something else?