Have any of you got an rt2500 chipset wifi card working in ubuntu dapper?
I have been trying to make my conceptronic PCMCIA card work in my compaq evo n110 and i am getting more and more confused.
At first i thought the only problem was i was using wpa encryption and i struggled with that for i while. Drivers (which are provided with dapper directly) seemed to be doing all right. The card was detected right away. Both an iwlist scan or GUIs (network manager, wireless-assistant, wifi-radar) detected the wireless network i want to connect to.
But after a while struggling with no results, i decided to actually change my router's security configuration to check it was only this causing trouble.
Now, when it is open, i can still detect my wireless network without problems but still won't connect. However strange this may seem, i wasn't too bothered because with no net protection, it won't work in windows xp either (but it did work perfectly with wpa).
Next try, a wep key. Windows xp does fine straight away. Now, when i reboot to ubuntu, not only i can't connect, but when trying to detect my network i get strange results. Network manager no longer detects it. Wireless-assistant does but doesn't connect. Wifi-radar does too, but with quality signal blinking on-off-on-off-... Doing an iwlist scan suggests the same, sometimes i detect the net, sometimes i don't, as if it where turning off and on all the time.
Can anyone help? If you want any further info, i will gladly hand it. For the time being, some bits of information i was asked for in another thread when i thought it was only a wpa problem:
eth1 RT2500 Wireless ESSID:"my essid"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=-32 dBm Noise level:-192 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
iwlist eth1 scan
For the first two times i did it, i got
eth1 No scan results
Then the third time
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:16:38:C4:FF:58
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-39 dBm Noise lev
Please, i need help! Thanks in advance