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Another possible solution is to use the nmclan_cs driver (some reediting/restoring of files is required) and download/install the firmware file for the RT2500 wireless interface to the /lib/firmware directory location. This might be the better way to go.
* Chipset: Marvell 88w8335 Libertas 54Mbps Wireless Interface
* pciid: 11ab:1faa
* Driver: copied from http://kbserver.Netgear.com/products/WG311v3.asp initial Release 6.20 MB May 16,
* Driver: Copied WG311v3.INF and WG311v3XP.sys from Netgear CD to local ad hoc directory and ran ndiswrapper 1.2 there. Please see hint at http://linuxcompatible.org/Netgear_W...ng_t33271.html
Driver: WG311v3.inf (XP) from Netgear-HP or CD (date: 2005-03-10) with ndiswrapper-1.33 on gentoo-2.6.18-r6. WPA/PSK with wpa_supplicant-0.5.4 runs without problems!
In reviewing this thread it seems that at one time (or currently) the ndiswrapper module was/is loaded, check; cat /proc/modules ndis
If no then load the module as root; modprobe -v ndiswrapper
Verify the /etc/modprobe.conf file has the line entry: alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
Verify the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 file does exist and the contents of the file
Verify that the interface is active
(with some laptops one has to turn it on via a physical switch, with others this has to be done in Windows then warm booted into Linux)
Check with the system manufacturer if a BIOS update is available, if yes then download/install it. Check the BIOS also in some cases the wireless device is not enabled at boot time.
As a suggestion as root delete the /var/log/messages file and reboot the system then check this file and if need be post the revelant portion.
You have (or should have) everything needed to make this card work, review the thread, take notes etc.