Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question WLAN ralink

I got my new WLAN card yesterday (Cnet CWP-854) and I immidiatly started to work with it. First I tested it on windows and it worked great really, but the reason for me buying it is that I want it for linux. I'm NOT interested in ndiswrapper and though there are ralink drivers I would love to have them. I followed the guide for SuSE 9.2 on bbzone (can't paste url sorry because of rules) even though I use SuSE 10.0. I'm not sure I made it all correct but I didn't get any failures until "ifup ra0" which is the last step. So what I'm asking for is some help which tells how to make my ralink WLAN work for linux.

Thanks for replies and have a nice day
Old 01-05-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Suse, OpenWRT
Posts: 299

Rep: Reputation: 30
Suse 10 supports the ralink cards out of the box - not so hot using WPA or WEP though. Use YAST to check settings and drivers loaded.
Old 01-05-2006, 08:23 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I can see that it's listed as wirelesslan card in hardware list, but I couldn't change anything there. But in network section I couldn't see it. Could you plz be more specific of where to go and what to do?

Greetz //Tekeo
Old 01-05-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: France NICE South of France
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 1
I am not sur but it necessary to create a file par vi ifcfg-wlan0 in cd /etc/sysconfig/network_scripts
ESSID=name of your name
BOOTPROTO=none ( replace by yes if you wanted to use DHCP)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install problem WLAN with Ralink rt2500 chipset on SuSE 10.0 Oliver Linux - Wireless Networking 3 06-28-2007 06:24 PM
Manually starting a USB WLAN key that uses the wlan-ng driver on Auditor PhantmShado Linux - Hardware 1 01-02-2006 05:44 PM
Help with Ralink RT2500 2cubed Linux - Wireless Networking 7 10-25-2005 02:54 PM
Dell wireless WLAN 1450 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI card not recognised pitts68 Linux - Wireless Networking 102 02-28-2005 07:21 AM
ralink rt2500 Jaster Debian 1 12-16-2004 06:05 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration