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Old 08-01-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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Need help with wireless, I have tried everything.


I am a newbie so bare with me.

I have the rt2500 chipset so first I downloaded the drivers but didn't really know what to do with them, then I made a .deb package and to install that way with no luck. Then I installed the rt2500 stuff from apt, the last thing I did was to try ndiswrapper and I still cant get it to work. When I do a -l it says hardware and driver and both present, when I try the -m I get the modprobe config already contains alias directive. I get no wireless extensions when I do an iwconfig What should I try next, this is driving me nuts. I get a Device not found if I do a ifconfig wlan0. Please help
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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On mine with the rt2500 driver its rausb0 not wlan0.

Try
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
before you do ifconfig.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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This is what I get when I type modprobe ndiswrapper...

FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.12.3/misc/ndiswrapper.ko):Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)


Here is what I did, I am in /usr/src/ and I have a file called rt2500.tar.gz
I ran tar xvzf rt2500.tar.gz and it made a modules directory
Did I run this file from the wrong place, should I have done it from somewhere else?
Now that I have the modules folder what should I do with it?

debian:/usr/src# tar xvzf rt2500.tar.gz
modules/
modules/rt2500/
modules/rt2500/debian/
modules/rt2500/debian/rules
modules/rt2500/debian/docs
modules/rt2500/debian/copyright
modules/rt2500/debian/compat
modules/rt2500/debian/changelog
modules/rt2500/debian/docs.modules.in
modules/rt2500/debian/control.modules.in
modules/rt2500/CHANGELOG
modules/rt2500/THANKS
modules/rt2500/FAQ
modules/rt2500/2.4.x/
modules/rt2500/Makefile
modules/rt2500/README
modules/rt2500/RT2500STA.dat
modules/rt2500/assoc.c
modules/rt2500/auth.c
modules/rt2500/auth_rsp.c
modules/rt2500/connect.c
modules/rt2500/eeprom.c
modules/rt2500/ifcfg-ra0
modules/rt2500/iwpriv_usage.txt
modules/rt2500/load
modules/rt2500/md5.c
modules/rt2500/md5.h
modules/rt2500/mlme.c
modules/rt2500/mlme.h
modules/rt2500/oid.h
modules/rt2500/rt2560.h
modules/rt2500/rt_config.h
modules/rt2500/rtmp.h
modules/rt2500/rtmp_data.c
modules/rt2500/rtmp_def.h
modules/rt2500/rtmp_info.c
modules/rt2500/rtmp_init.c
modules/rt2500/rtmp_main.c
modules/rt2500/rtmp_tkip.c
modules/rt2500/rtmp_type.h
modules/rt2500/rtmp_wep.c
modules/rt2500/sanity.c
modules/rt2500/sync.c
modules/rt2500/unload
modules/rt2500/wpa.c
modules/rt2500/wpa.h
modules/rt2500/2.6.x/
modules/rt2500/docs/
 
Old 08-01-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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I built the rt2500 from the cvs source, not through apt.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 05:41 PM   #5
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Im not sure what the CVS source is but I have tried going through apt and doing it on my own and I can't get it to work. Can you just tell me what you did to get it to work right?
 
Old 08-02-2005, 01:58 AM   #6
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Building it from CVS means he has used the latest version (normally) only available at the website or true CVS. CVS versions get updated very quickly working towards a stable release. Bugs are fixed sometimes overnight, some new bugs can appear just as well. If the stable driver isn't working, trying the CVS version is a good option.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 04:35 AM   #7
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go there : http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads

and follow the instructions. It works great here.

Build also the graphical config tool.
 
  


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