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Intel DP67BG motherboard issues, pt 2

Posted 03-05-2012 at 08:23 PM by Rod3775

The wireless dongle that comes with the DP67BG has the USB ids for an MSI 3070. It contains a Ralink 2870 chip, which is not really very documented. Slackware64 comes with dueling drivers for it. Loading both is a bad idea. The ra2870sta driver needs to be blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. The ra2x00/ra2860 set of modules (4 in all) will be loaded. Needless to say, you need to go to the modular kernel to make all this work!

At this writing, there are problems keeping the wireless link up using WPA2. WEP and WPA didn't work at all, but WPA2 drops every so often, and wpa_supplicant does not recover. I suspect timing issues on this very fast machine, but there may be compiler issues as well. This is a work in progress. wpa_supplicant works flawlessly on my 32 bit laptop - same Slackware release - 13.37.
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