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Old 06-28-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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wireless driver for etch


my card is an rt61 pci. i tried the module-assistant but the driver for rt61 is not there. there is the rt 2500, 2400 2570 and rtai, but thats it. and being that i reinstalled etch it didnt detect the external modem, so i cant dial out to get it. the module-assistant got the headers, just no rt61. any ideas? could really use your help.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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Google "rt61 debian" ... That will eventually get you to serialmonkey, the source for the drivers. I don't know if they're included in the new kernels or not.

That is definitely not a difficult card to get working.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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wireless driver in etch

i downloaded and installed the software using module-assistant. .all went well until i tried to install rt61-fwcutter. it started to install then received a post install error status1. the modules are installed, the driver is installed,only the firmware was a problem. any idea?

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:24 PM   #4
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You need to extract the firmware with the firmware cutter (fwcutter) from the windows CD driver, or possibly a downloaded .exe or .zip driver for the card. When the drivers are unpacked in a Windows installation, there is a .sys file named similar to the card that you extract the firmware from. I've never had the opportunity to do this, so that's as much as I know about fwcutter. Maybe man fwcutter might give info.
 
  


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