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Old 09-26-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
Ephracis
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rt2500 driver - no wlan interface


I am trying to get my new wlan card working.

Here's some info:
Code:
# lspci
- snip -
00:13.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g
- snip -
# uname -a
Linux garanka 2.6.16-2-686 #1 Fri Aug 18 19:01:49 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
I have done this:
Code:
# apt-get install module-assistant
# module-assistant prepare
# apt-get install rt2500-source
# module-assistant auto-install rt2500-source
No errors so far..

Here's what I get now:
Code:
# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:D4:6F:DE:9E
          inet addr:217.31.180.47  Bcast:217.31.180.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::213:d4ff:fe6f:de9e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:19626 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5074 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3075164 (2.9 MiB)  TX bytes:798736 (780.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:177

eth1      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-02-3C-00-21-09-15-F8-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:4480 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4480 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1444407 (1.3 MiB)  TX bytes:1444407 (1.3 MiB)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions

# modinfo /lib/modules/2.6.16-2-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2500.k
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.16-2-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2500.ko
license:        GPL
description:    Ralink RT2500 802.11g WLAN driver 1.1.0 CVS 2005/07/10
author:         http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
alias:          pci:v00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:
vermagic:       2.6.16-2-686 686 gcc-4.0
parm:           debug:Enable level: accepted values: 1 to switch debug on, 0 to switch debug off. (int)
parm:           ifname:Network device name (default eth%d) (charp)
Any ideas?
 
Old 09-26-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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I think the rt61 takes a different driver, not the standard rt2500
 
Old 09-26-2006, 05:52 PM   #3
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You this site for the wireless module. http://www.ralinktech.com/home.asp

I also have made a small how to on the installation. Here
 
  


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