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Old 12-17-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
Ephracis
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RaLink will no longer connect to AP


Code:
# lspci
00:13.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g
I have installed the rt61 module from ralinktech.com, no errors so far.

Code:
# modprobe rt61
# dmesg -c
RT61: Vendor = 0x1814, Product = 0x0302

# ifconfig ra0 up
# dmesg -c
RT61: RfIcType= 3
ra0: no IPv6 routers present

# iwlist ra0 scan
ra0       Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:17:9A:65:53:51
                    Mode:Managed
                    ESSID:"dorsum"
                    Encryption key:on
                    Channel:11

# iwconfig ra0 essid "dorsum"
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

ra0       RT61 Wireless  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Auto  Frequency:1 MHz  Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality=0/70  Signal level:-121 dBm  Noise level:-111 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

# dmesg
Any ideas? It worked fine, then I reinstalled debian (etch) and now it won't connect to the ap anymore.

btw, here's the result from a scan on a card using madwifi:
Code:
# iwlist ath0 scan
ath0      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:17:9A:65:53:51
                    ESSID:"dorsum"
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=55/94  Signal level=-40 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    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
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP 
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP 
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Any help appreciated. Like, where can I find any logs to look up, anyone else who have had similar problems with this driver on debian? As I said it worked fine before.. :/
 
Old 12-17-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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I assume that like the rt2500, it has a GUI configuration tool. Try using that in tandem with making sure it's activated under Desktop|Administration|Networking
 
Old 12-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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What is the name of that tool?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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For the rt2500, it's named "rt2500" in the Debian repos ... There is no tool named rt61, but some studying on the question should suggest that rt2500 or some other program will work. You might also try wifi-radar or some similar gui tool
 
Old 12-23-2006, 07:57 AM   #5
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well you ra0 isn't connected to essid as you already said.
Why don't you use the /etc/Wireless/RT61STA/rt61sta.dat file to configure your nic?
there is an option essid or something there and just enter your AP name there. and all other options like which channel etc..
 
Old 12-25-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by restless
well you ra0 isn't connected to essid as you already said.
Why don't you use the /etc/Wireless/RT61STA/rt61sta.dat file to configure your nic?
there is an option essid or something there and just enter your AP name there. and all other options like which channel etc..
Thank you, I will try that right away.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 06:28 PM   #7
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I notice that you're using WPA-PSK. Here's what I did to enable that on my madwifi driven WG311T.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...33#post2548333
 
Old 12-25-2006, 06:34 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Quakeboy02
I notice that you're using WPA-PSK. Here's what I did to enable that on my madwifi driven WG311T.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...33#post2548333
Thank you, but I am already running wpa-psk without problems on two atheros-based cards using madwifi. So it's more of a problem related to the ralink-driver then it is to wpa. But thanks anyway.
 
  


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