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Old 10-14-2006, 03:36 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Richmond, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2006/XPSP2
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Linux+Ralintech r73 Module

Hello I have managed to compile the rt73.ko module under Mandriva 2006 LInux. I found it really easy to create after modding a couple of files. But after using an ubuntu script for it at startup i was able to get a connection using WPAPSK with TKIP encryption. But the connection only lasts for about a minute or so before it dies. Has anyone got this working correctly, I would like to use the module rather then the Ndiswrapper version, because the Ndiswrapper also loses its connection after a period of time. Here is what I have done:

Installed Mandriva Kernel source in my case to test it 2.6.12-12mdk
modified the kernel source Makefile to have the extraversion read -12mdk instead of -12mdkcustom.
Moded the rtmp_def.h file by adding my PID/VID for my DLink WUA-1340 USB Adapter.
Compiled and installed, then addes this to my /etc/rc.local:

ifconfig rausb0 up
ifconfig rausb0 down
ifconfig rausb0 up
iwconfig rausb0 essid "MYESSID"
iwconfig rausb0 mode Managed
iwpriv rausb0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK
iwpriv rausb0 set EncrypType=TKIP
iwpriv rausb0 set WPAPSK="YOUR KEY"
ifconfig rausb0 up
dhclient rausb0

filling the proper information of course. Everything worked correctly, using KWifi Managed I had an AP+IP but after it just died for some reason, and I can't seem to be able to restart it. I did the same with WEP encryption but same issue.
Any ideas?


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