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Old 02-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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ralink rt2500 and verizon mifi 2200 compatibility

I have an older model Sharp PCal27 with a Ralink RT2500 wireless LAN card. I have been able to connect previously to a linksys wireless network but I am not able to connect to a new Verizon Mifi 2200 card.
Any suggestions on setup would be appreciated.
I am able to connect to the Verizon card via a usb cable but not wireless.

Thanks for any help you may provide.
Old 02-07-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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It would help to know what operating system you are using and if wpa is involved.

Linux drivers for rt2500 prior to the 2.6.27 kernels had a problem with wpa encryption. Ever since, they, mostly work. From a quick looksee on the Verizon card, it comes with wpa as default and this could be the problem.

Newer distros should handle the rt2500 and wpa out-of-box in most cases but not all will. Wpa_supplicant and network managers also have roles.

Ndiswrapper with windows drivers is often the best solution.
Old 02-08-2010, 07:40 PM   #3
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operating system

I am running Windows Xp and yes a WPA is involved.
Old 02-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by debbles731 View Post
I am running Windows Xp and yes a WPA is involved.
You will have better luck posting this on a Windows forum.

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Old 02-13-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I am going to buy a new computer tomorrow. This laptop I'm told is not compatible with current wifi products.


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