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Old 01-17-2011, 02:43 AM   #16
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You should think about configuring your computer with the authentication-data for you wireless network. Without that the connection cannot be established.

As far as I can see from all your posts, your hardware is working, there's no need to configure anything hardware-related.

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First lets unload the athos driver;
modprobe -r ath5k
modprobe -r mac80211
modprobe -r cfg80211
next lets load the rt driver:
modprobe rt2800usb
next lets see if your usb wireless is detected
ifconfig -a
If not then it is the wrong driver and need to try another driver.
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Originally Posted by DMKHAMMER View Post
PHP Code:
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:d9:7a:43:fa  
:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets
:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets
:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes
:(0.0 B)  TX bytes:(0.0 B
I believe the hardware address is the atheros native to the computer and it doesnt work because
the hardware switch is blown... I want the ralink as wlan0 and I believe Atheros occupation of
WLAN is blocking me...
i dont think there is anything wrong with having 2 wifi adapters running on the same system (it would essentially be the same as having 2 ethernet nics on the same system).
i would assume the usb one would check in as wlan1 ?


ralink, usb, wireless

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