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Old 11-08-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
emiphiste
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ralink - rt2500: invalid driver! error regardless of driver's actual validity


This is basically a continuation from the last thread I posted, but it veers off too much to be connected to the other post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=499135. I just hope I posted this one in the right place.

I found my ndiswrapper (it was hiding in /usr/sbin the whole time!) and installed Rt2500.INF as per the instructions. (The folder - downloaded from ndiswrapper at sourceforge - also contained the other files that went with the driver.)

I do:
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i Rt2500.INF
Installing rt2500

Then I do:
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l

And it spits this out:
rt2500: invalid driver!


I've tried installing the drivers off the Belkin CD, I've tried downloading them from a drivers site, I've tried downloading the drivers from the ndiswrapper website - no matter where I get them, they're invalid. Is there something wrong with my kernel?

(A Google search and LQ search yielded quite a few sites/threads with the keywords, but none of them are really helpful (the troubleshoot on this tutorial doesn't really cover my case: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/..._Fedora_Core_5) - I remember I had the same problem when I was doing this with my Ubuntu install and somehow I was able to combine a couple of help threads into something that worked, but damned if I can find those guides now. Eh, they were probably distro-specific anyway.)

Last edited by emiphiste; 11-08-2006 at 10:47 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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There is no need to use ndiswrapper with Ralink rt2500 wireless cards. They work fine using using the opensource drivers available from serialmonkey.com.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
emiphiste
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Thank you so much for the quick response.

I'll give that a shot after I've had a bit of sleep. Will let you know how it goes.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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Yes! It worked! It worked oh-so-well.

Thank you so much for your help!
 
  


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