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Old 03-30-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
lecul6
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Ralink 2570 wireless problems


Hi all
I am running SUSE 10.1.
I have a Ralink 2570 usb wireless card. I downloaded the RT2500USB tar ball from the ralink web site, untared it and did
'make'
'make install'
as su.

I then try
'ifconfig rausb0 up'
is instructed in the readme.

I get the error rausb0: unknown interface: No such device.

If i type 'lsusb -v' if get

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0db0:6877 Micro Star International
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x0db0 Micro Star International
idProduct 0x6877
bcdDevice 0.01
iManufacturer 1 Ralink
iProduct 2 802.11 bg WLAN
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 32
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 300mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
bLength 10
bDescriptorType 6
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
bNumConfigurations 1
Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered)


So the device is spotted by the system but ifconfig cant seem to find it.

Has anybody manage to get this to work

Thanks
 
Old 03-30-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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Hello,

Your calling your wifi device "rausb0" but your device may not be called that, at the terminal enter, as root:

iwconfig

you will get a print out of the wifi devices currently known to the system. It may be called rausb something or it might be called eth something - or something completely different :-)

So, if you get device name that listed from iwconfig try doing the ifconfig up with that name substituted for rausb0. Or see if the gnome/kde gui tools will work, look for a network/network settings menu and follow the wizard.

Chris.
 
Old 03-31-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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Hi
Thanks for your response.

I tried iwconfig, the output is as follows

lo no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions

sit0 no wireless extensions


So i guess its not found

Any other ideas??

Thanks
Lee
 
Old 03-31-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Has the wireless driver actually been loaded into the kernel? do:

lsmod

search the list for the rt2570 module, if its there the driver is already loaded in, if it isn't it hasn't been loaded in. So try, as root:

modprobe rt2570

then try iwconfig again, hopefully it will have been picked up. You can then try to configure it.

chris.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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Hi
Thanks for response

I tried lsmod, the relevant output is

usbcore 108804 4 ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd,rt2570

So it seems as if its loaded but iwconfig still reports no wireless extensions

Any more ideas welcome

Thanks
 
Old 04-01-2007, 11:36 AM   #6
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Ok seems the module is loaded, try reloading it with:

modprobe -r rt2570

then look at iwconfig again. What linux distro and kernel version are you using?
 
Old 04-01-2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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Hi

Thanks for response.

I thought the '-r' option on modprobe was for remove, not for reload?

I tried it then did lsmod and the module had disappeared from
the list.

I'm using SUSE 10.1 with the kernel

2.6.16.21-0.25-default

Thanks
 
Old 04-02-2007, 06:41 AM   #8
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Hey,

Yeh -r is for remove, I meant you to remove it with
modprobe -r rt2570 then reload it with modprobe rt2570. Soz should have made that clear.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 12:17 PM   #9
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Hi
Thanks for responce.
Ahh sory my fault.

I tried removing it, that seemed to work, it no longer showed up in the modules list.

I tried reloading it, that also seemd to work as the modules reapeared in the list.

THen i tried iwconfig, the card was not found.

I also tried 'ifconfig rausb0 up' without any luck!!

???
Thanks
 
Old 04-02-2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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I've has a quick search and something that was thrown up was this:

http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB...4d817ffc3ad8a9

Are you sure you've got a rt2570 chip and not a rt73, I don't know
how the person knew from lsusb the difference from rt2570 and rt73
and I can't see it saying anywhere in the output.

Chris.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 01:57 PM   #11
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Hi

Thanks for your responce.

I tried the rt73 driver and this worked perfectly!!
Just did
make
make install
as 'su' as decsribed in the README file. Then configured with iwconfig

Thanks for all your help!!
 
  


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