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Old 08-22-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Wireless PCI card set up on Ubuntu


I run Ubuntu 5.04 in my Toshiba laptop with a RaLink 2400 mini-pci wireless card.

I ran
Code:
lspci
and the card is listed.

I have tried many different howto's and the Ubuntu wiki, but all this instructions are geared towards people who have wired internet connection already. Meaning that many of the files I need are
Code:
apt-get
type. I don't have an internet connection or a place where I can go and plug in my computer to download. I am trying to get my wireless to work so I can use the internet in public places.

I tried downloading .deb, .tar.gz, and other files I need according to the HowTo's I've found, but I always get stuck on the update your library steps.

Does anyone know of a way I could do this installation

Thanks in advance

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Moises
Toshiba 1415-s173
1.8G P4
512M memory
RaLink RT2400 mini-pci wireless
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Old 08-27-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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According to this site there is now an open source driver project for your card. The bad news is that you still have to figure out how to get the files onto your system.

Since your system is dual-boot and I assume the card works under Windows, I'd download the drivers with Windows, then boot into Linux and mount the Windows partition. An alternative would be to copy the files to a USB stick, CD or floppy, depending on what your computer can read.

Once you have the files in place, you should be able to install the drivers without an active internet connection. Usually these sorts of drivers have pretty good installation instructions as part of the package.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 08:27 AM   #3
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Thanks Hangdog,
I got it to work. Now, it receives and sends packets, but the signal meter is 0% and can't connect to the internet.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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OK, we are going to need a few more details than what you've given. How are you trying to configure the card? How are you trying to get an IP address? Outputs of iwconfig and ifconfig are going to be useful.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:27 PM   #5
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Have you followed these instructions in the Ubuntu wiki for this driver?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Rt2500WirelessCardsHowTo

They worked for me, and you don't need to bother with the Raconfig section as once you've got the card up and running you can configure your connection from the gui - system/admin/network.

Just a thought, before you compiled the source code for the drivers did you install the essential packages you need for compiling? If not just run:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

These are on the CD so you don't need to be online.
 
  


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