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Old 22nd March 2008, 11:03 AM
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Question problem installing RaLink RT2561/RT61 PCI card on Fedora 7

Problem with Wireless LAN card installation on Fedora 7 -

lspci output -

[root@localhost RT61STA]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation MEI Controller (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6101 single-port PATA133 interface (rev b2)
06:00.0 Serial controller: Unknown device 4348:5053 (rev 10)
06:01.0 Communication controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9835 Multi-I/O Controller (rev 01)
06:02.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
06:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)


iwconfig output -

[root@localhost RT61STA]# iwconfig ra0
ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:"localhost"
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.437 GHz Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level:-121 dBm Noise level:-99 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



[root@localhost RT61STA]# iwlist ra0 scanning
ra0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1B:11:x2:x5:xA
Mode:Managed
ESSID:"blinkmedia"
Channel:6
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality:90/100 Signal level:-49 dBm Noise level:-103 dBm



I am not able to change ESSID, even after making changes to rt61sta.dat in etc/Wireless/RT61STA/rt61sta.dat

current rt61sta.dat files looks like this -

[Default]
CountryRegion=0
CountryRegionABand=7
WirelessMode=4
SSID=blinkmedia
NetworkType=Infra
Channel=6
AuthMode=OPEN
EncrypType=NONE
DefaultKeyID=1
Key1Type=0
Key1Str=0123456789
Key2Type=0
Key2Str=
Key3Type=0
Key3Str=
Key4Type=0
Key4Str=
WPAPSK=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
TxBurst=0
PktAggregate=0
WmmCapable=0
APSDCapable=0
APSDAC=0;0;0;0
BGProtection=0
IEEE80211H=0
TxRate=0
RTSThreshold=2347
FragThreshold=2346
RoamThreshold=75
PSMode=CAM
TxPreamble=0
FastRoaming=0
NativeWpa=1



Followed the installation procedure from the README of the RAlink driver folder.

Please help

Last edited by skrv; 22nd March 2008 at 11:07 AM.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 10:17 PM
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Hi skrv

Welcome to the Forum.

I can see you are running Fedora 7, I would strongly suggest updating to Fedora 8 as wireless support is constantly being improved and your card would work out of the box with the rt2x00 driver, the current kernel supports the card and works fine.

Code:
$ modinfo rt61pci
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.24.3-34.fc8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt61pci.ko
license:        GPL
firmware:       rt2661.bin
firmware:       rt2561s.bin
firmware:       rt2561.bin
description:    Ralink RT61 PCI & PCMCIA Wireless LAN driver.
version:        2.1.4
For more reading on Fedora wireless support I suggest reading http://fedoramobile.org/wireless

MrHappy
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Old 23rd March 2008, 11:50 AM
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Hey,

thanks.

But I can not afford to upgrade the kernel just now things were stabalized on PSP toolchain side
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Old 25th March 2008, 04:34 AM
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Hi skrv

Head over to http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/ and download the latest driver.

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