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Old 03-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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USB Wireless F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2571W]


Hi

Been trying to get this wireless adaptor working.
iwconfig
Code:
wlan0     no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
I have configuered to kernel

Code:
# CONFIG_IWL3945 is not set
# CONFIG_LIBERTAS is not set
# CONFIG_P54_COMMON is not set
CONFIG_RT2X00=y
# CONFIG_RT2400PCI is not set
# CONFIG_RT2500PCI is not set
# CONFIG_RT61PCI is not set
# CONFIG_RT2800PCI is not set
# CONFIG_RT2500USB is not set
CONFIG_RT73USB=y
# CONFIG_RT2800USB is not set
CONFIG_RT2X00_LIB_USB=y
CONFIG_RT2X00_LIB=y
CONFIG_RT2X00_LIB_FIRMWARE=y
CONFIG_RT2X00_LIB_CRYPTO=y
CONFIG_RT2X00_LIB_LEDS=y
# CONFIG_RT2X00_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_RTL8192CE is not set
I get an error while booting and from ifup wlan0
Code:
 *** Bringing up the wlan0 interface...      Cannot add IPv4 address 192.168.0.14 to wlan0.  Already present.                         [ WARN ]
RTNETLINK answers: No such file or directory
     
 *** ay already setup; skipping.
If I use firmware for device

I get
Code:
*** Bringing up the wlan0 interface...      Cannot add IPv4 address 192.168.0.14 to wlan0.  Already present.     [ WARN ]
     
 *** ay already setup; skipping.
 
Old 03-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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I like to compile the kernel with a wireless driver built as a module. I have less trouble with the driver and the firmware that way. Besides, there probably is no advantage to having a wireless driver built-in anyway. The kernel will not need that until after the filesystems are available.
 
Old 03-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Hi

I got the driver 2008_0506_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.1 but It seems that you have to build it into the kernel "2.4 or2.6" so I dont think that will work

Might have mis understood what you put I,ll get back to you on it,

Last edited by spiky0011; 03-17-2013 at 06:33 PM. Reason: Mis read post
 
Old 03-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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That tarball is sort of old and for ancient kernels that probably did not have that wireless driver. Nowadays, you might only have to compile the kernel with CONFIG_RT73USB=m and copy the firmware from the tarball to where the README file says. I would skip all that stuff about building the driver from the tarball. Anyway, it's a harmless and reversible thing to try. BTW, there is a newer tarball available from the Ralink download site for the RT2571W (v1.1.5 dated 02/10/2011).
 
Old 03-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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Hi stoat I did look at that site but missed the newer driver, Anyway I looked at the firmware part,
Quote:
5> $cp rt73.bin /etc/Wireless/RT73STA/ # copy firmware
Which I have done. It then shows this part
Quote:
6> $dos2unix rt73sta.dat
$cp rt73sta.dat /etc/Wireless/RT73STA/rt73sta.dat
# !!!check if it is a binary file before loading !!!
Looking back an old thread you advised putting firmware in /lib/firmware which I have also tried.

I have also posted on the mailing list, Dont know if you have seen it.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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Confirm that the driver module is listed as being loaded in lsmod. If it's not, try confirming the device ID numbers are listed as supported by the driver. Check dmesg for clues related to the module and firmware. Study the driver module, other wireless modules, firmware, firmware folders being used by this wireless device when a distro is running it.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Also look at /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.
 
  


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