Laptop: Dell Inspiron 7200
This laptop already comes with an intern wireless card:
Intel Corporation WiFi Link 6050 Series 2x2 6050AGN Which works okay with my present Wireless G router. However I just purchased a new ASUS Dual Band wireless N router and wanted to try out the new dual band adapter on my Slackware box.
I cannot access the new adapter via iwconfig however it does show up via lsusb and demsg. Here is what I have to show:
I rebuilt the kernel modules to include those needed for the RaLink chipset. Here is what I have enabled:
lsmod | grep rt
rt2800usb 10716 0
rt2800lib 27403 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00usb 7415 2 rt2800usb,rt2800lib
rt2x00lib 26421 2 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
crc_ccitt 1243 1 rt2800usb
mac80211 153458 4 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib,iwlagn,iwlcore
cfg80211 142333 4 rt2x00lib,iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
usbcore 150489 9 rt2800usb,rt2x00usb,i2400m_usb,usbhid,usb_storage,usb_libusual,uvcvideo,ehci_hcd
I also added a placeholder in rc.inet1.conf setup to hit my present wireless G AP
When I plug in the usb adapter or reboot with it already plugged in it is recognized:
[ 5.426371] usb 2-1.4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
[ 5.523665] usb 2-1.4: default language 0x0409
[ 5.530322] usb 2-1.4: udev 5, busnum 2, minor = 132
[ 5.530326] usb 2-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=179d
[ 5.532829] usb 2-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 5.535288] usb 2-1.4: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
[ 5.537697] usb 2-1.4: Manufacturer: Ralink
[ 5.540094] usb 2-1.4: SerialNumber: 1.0
[ 5.543084] usb 2-1.4: usb_probe_device
[ 5.543090] usb 2-1.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 5.543295] usb 2-1.4: adding 2-1.4:1.0 (config #1, interface 0)
[ 5.544763] drivers/usb/core/inode.c: creating file '005'
lsusb will also show it as existing as well:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0b05:179d ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
I can see and scan wlan0 (built-in card) with iwconfig but when I try to use iwconfig on wlan1 I get the following message in /var/log/messages
Apr 18 14:20:27 caravan logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1: List of interfaces: 'eth0 wlan0 wlan1 eth3 eth4 eth5'
Apr 18 14:20:27 caravan logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1: wlan1 interface does not exist (yet)
I am by no means an expert at this so if I can provide any more information that can help please let me know. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Any help is greatly appreciated