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    Default Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    After trying for days with wireless dongles I finally buckled and bought a card that's suppose to work well with linux. It installed easily enough and I downloaded and compiled the latest drivers from Ralink. Unfortunately neither ifup or Network manager can scan or connect to any network.

    ifup wlan0 returns:

    wlan0 device: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
    command 'iwconfig wlan0 nick Reki' returned Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
    Set failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
    Starting DHCP client daemon on wlan0... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no IP address yet. . . backgrounding.
    interface wlan0 is not up.


    The os is Opensuse 11 using kde and the kernel is 2.6.25.5-1.1-pae .

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    You do not need to compile any drivers at all. Ralink's RT61 Chipsets work out of the box! The problem is.. the firmware is missing in openSUSE's default installation. Grab it here http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/data/RT...mware_V1.2.zip and copy the bin-files (the firmware) to /lib/firmware and reload the kernel module or reboot.

    Happy networking!

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    DougzC NNTP User

    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    Hi,

    Did you get your card working?

    I've also got a rt61 and despite it being said that these cards work out of the box mine didn't.

    To get it to work I first downloaded the rt61-cvs-daily.tar.gz from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.net

    I compiled these then made sure I took out the existing driver from the kernel using "rmmod rt61pci" then did a "modprobe rt61" to put the new driver in.

    Once I had done that I just configured it in yast and it worked perfectly.

    There were a few more steps for setting up the kernel sources before compiling but I'm at work at the minute and can't remember off hand everything but if you're still stuck let me know and I'll get some better instructions.

    Doug
    Last edited by DougzC; 21-Jul-2008 at 02:09. Reason: mistype

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    DougzC NNTP User

    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    Some more info:

    Follow these instruction but substitute rt61 wherever it says rt2500.
    10.3 & Rt2500 Wireless Howto - openSUSE Forums
    Thats all I did.

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    darrenls59 NNTP User

    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    Quote Originally Posted by DougzC View Post
    Hi,

    Did you get your card working?

    I've also got a rt61 and despite it being said that these cards work out of the box mine didn't.

    To get it to work I first downloaded the rt61-cvs-daily.tar.gz from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.net

    I compiled these then made sure I took out the existing driver from the kernel using "rmmod rt61pci" then did a "modprobe rt61" to put the new driver in.

    Once I had done that I just configured it in yast and it worked perfectly.

    There were a few more steps for setting up the kernel sources before compiling but I'm at work at the minute and can't remember off hand everything but if you're still stuck let me know and I'll get some better instructions.

    Doug
    http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.net

    Didn't work but i copied the firmware to the specified directory and i managed to download source for the drivers.

    Then i did a cp Makefile.6 Makefile
    then $chmod 777 Makefile
    then $dos2unix Makefile
    then $./Makefile

    That went ok
    then $ make
    apart from a few warnings that went ok too then I did a
    $ make install
    that seemed to go ok too
    then $ifup ra0

    The system reported that ra0 was not configured

    I tried $iwconfig ra0
    it responded that ra0 had no wireless extentions

    hmm. Any ideas what went wrong?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    Guys, all compiling is not needed at all, trust me. Just follow my "tutorial" (second post) carefully and it'll work 100% with the stock drivers shipped with openSUSE 11.0 (and 10.3)

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    darrenls59 NNTP User

    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    Quote Originally Posted by rhorstkoetter View Post
    Guys, all compiling is not needed at all, trust me. Just follow my "tutorial" (second post) carefully and it'll work 100% with the stock drivers shipped with openSUSE 11.0 (and 10.3)
    I must be going blind but i can't see your tutorial.
    Is that the bit on this thread or is it a seperate post?

    I got the card to spot the wireless network. I still get the firmware warning despite the fact that i installed the firmware to the specified location and i have to use the KNetworkManager to bring up the interface rather than ifup.
    Even then i have to manually add the routing info as it seems to ignore the routing tables

    perhaps i could put the route commands in one of the scripts inside the script directory. Or is that bodging?

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    tallpaul_2008 NNTP User

    Default Re: Ralink RT2561 PCI - Drivers installed, Can't ifup

    Did as they said - downloaded the .zip archive
    extracted to /lib/firmware. rebooted and it is up.

    nothing fancy...

    HTH TP

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