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Old 02-21-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
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EDIMAX Lan PCI Adapter chipset Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g


Hello everyone,

I'm struggling to get online with this PCI card. What I did until now:

Followed the instructions from
here

Now, I have:

Code:
# iwconfig
ra0       RT61 Wireless  ESSID:""  Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
          Mode:Auto  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality=0/100  Signal level:-121 dBm  Noise level:-100 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
Code:
# ifconfig ra0
ra0       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:1F:03:48:BA
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:291 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:117 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:13188 (12.8 KiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:233
I tried to fire it up:
Code:
ifup ra0

Determining IP information for ra0...
but ended with a failure. Assigning static IPs didn't work either.

Code:
# iwlist ra0 scan
ra0       Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:0E:2E:B0:02:9D
                    Mode:Managed
                    ESSID:"DiamondAccess"
                    Channel:11
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Quality:100/100  Signal level:-37 dBm  Noise level:-99 dBm
The Wireless router has no encryption at all (yet, because in the end I want it also with WPA).

/etc/Wireless/RT61STA/rt61sta.dat looks like:

Code:
[Default]
CountryRegion=0
CountryRegionABand=7
WirelessMode=0
SSID=DiamondAccess
NetworkType=Infra
Channel=0
AuthMode=OPEN
DefaultKeyID=0
Key1Type=0
Key1Str=
Key2Type=0
Key2Str=
Key3Type=0
Key3Str=
Key4Type=0
Key4Str=
WPAPSK=
TxBurst=0
PktAggregate=0
WmmCapable=0
APSDCapable=0
APSDAC=0;0;0;0
BGProtection=0
IEEE80211H=0
TxRate=0
RTSThreshold=2347
FragThreshold=2346
RoamThreshold=75
PSMode=CAM
TxPreamble=0
FastRoaming=0
NativeWpa=1
I'm using CENTOS 5.2.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
(I found a lot of information of the internet but it seems that something is escaping me).

Thanks.

p.s. the wireless router works, I tested it with another machine.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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I come back with an addition:

I tried to installed the official drivers which doesn't work.
I tried then with rt2x00 project and THEY WORK!

Also I used latest wpa_supplicant and compiled it. There are still some small issues related to the network starting up and so (and some problems with a corrupted rt61.ko) for these are the first step to a flawless wireless communication...
 
  


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