View Full Version : Wireless (WPA) problems with F9 Live and rt2500

25th May 2008, 07:14 PM
New to Fedora... some experience of linux.

I'm trying out Fedora on my laptop with a RT2500 wireless (mini PCI - i think) card which works fine under Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS, and seems to be recognised by F9.

But, I can't currently get it to connect to my home wireless network which has WPA-PSK encryption. Any advice would be most welcome.

iwlist finds my home network correctly
but seemingly whatever Mode I set the device to be in NetworkManager, it fails to connect.

I'm hoping to be able to use the F9 live distro to prove that F9 will work for me (just need to get the wireless to work now) before installing permanently.

Thanks in advance


25th May 2008, 08:53 PM
you must known the card by
su -
prompt for passwd
lspci | grep rt2500

26th May 2008, 07:35 PM
lspci | grep -i rt2500 revealed it was a RaLink RT2500 (Rev 1).

Managed to get it working when I found another way to drive NetworkManager... Right clicked one of the icons in the tray, set up a new wireless connection there, and it had a Security tab... which worked.