By Kropotkin at 2005-08-03 05:47
These instructions are based on my experiences installing the Linksys WMP54G PCI card under Fedora Core 4. They should work for rt2400-based cards as well.
First, install the NIC and verify that the hardware has been detected by running lspci. You should see a line like this:
Next, download the latest rt2500 CVS source tar package from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads and unpack it. It will unpack itself in a directory like rt2500-cvs-2005072715/
02:0a.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)
Then, download the header package for your kernel. For example, if you have kernel 2.6.12-1.1398 installed, download the kernel-devel-2.6.12-1.1398 .RPM. Install it with rpm.
Now, go to Modules/ in the rt2500 directory and compile the rt2500 source code
Make sure that /etc/modprobe.conf contains the line:
and that /etc/modules.conf contains the line:
You may need to create the modules.conf file.
If the install went correctly, you should see the ra0 interface listed when you run iwconfig.
You then need to open the gnome system-config-network program (Applications --> System Settings --> Network) and enter the relevant network coordinates for this interface. Once you have done this, save your changes, and activate the device on the first page.
Based on http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/fc3howto/install_rt2400_FC3.htm