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    Default RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    As mentioned in the title I have the above and am trying to make my newly installed suse 10.3 connect via the dhcp. Below are the

    lspci -v(I don't know if this is useful but I'll paste this anyway)
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    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Host Bridge (rev 80)
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: medium devsel
    Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128M]
    Capabilities: [80] AGP version 3.5
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

    00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Host Bridge
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Host Bridge
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Host Bridge
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Host Bridge
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller (prog-if 20 [IO(X)-APIC])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

    00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Security Device
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

    00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 Host Bridge
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: c9000000-c9ffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: a0000000-bfffffff
    Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2

    00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00006fff
    Memory behind bridge: ca000000-ca7fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c8000000-00000000c87fffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [68] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
    Capabilities: [88] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping
    Capabilities: [98] Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device c323
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [180] Unknown (5)

    00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00007000-00008fff
    Memory behind bridge: ca800000-caffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c8800000-00000000c8ffffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [68] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
    Capabilities: [88] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping
    Capabilities: [98] Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device c323
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [180] Unknown (5)

    00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
    I/O ports at 4c90 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 4c84 [size=4]
    I/O ports at 4c88 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 4c80 [size=4]
    I/O ports at 4c60 [size=16]
    I/O ports at 4400 [size=256]
    Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

    00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
    [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
    [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
    [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
    [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
    I/O ports at 4c70 [size=16]
    Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
    I/O ports at 4c00 [size=32]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at 4c20 [size=32]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
    I/O ports at 4c40 [size=32]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
    Memory at cb300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: medium devsel
    Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

    00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
    Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 337e
    Flags: medium devsel
    Capabilities: [58] HyperTransport: Interrupt Discovery and Configuration

    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 7c)
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
    I/O ports at 4800 [size=256]
    Memory at cb300400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

    00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: cb000000-cb0fffff
    Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping
    Capabilities: [70] Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge

    00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping
    Capabilities: [70] Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. Chrome9 HC IGP (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Mitac Unknown device 8615
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
    Memory at a0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512M]
    Memory at c9000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [70] AGP version 3.0

    06:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller (rev 10)
    Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
    Memory at cb000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [70] Express Unknown type IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel

    [1]+ Done /sbin/yast2 lan

    lsusb
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    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    iwconfig
    --------

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption keyff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0






    Anything else I need to put in please tell me. Thank you so much for the help.

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    lspci not needed for usb card, but lsusb shows device is there. this seems to be in a laptop? lspci showed an internal card (i think)?

    anyway, i am a little fan of ndiswrapper and have no experience with mad wifi, so you could go the ndiswrapper route if you want to?

    did the usb wireless device come with a cd for windows with all the drivers on it?

    if it is a laptop, why not get the internal card working? iwconfig shows it is picking up a signal, although i can't tell if this is your usb device. is the usb device set up in yast already? if so, you may have problem with network manager. get a cabled connection and install wifi-radar, it's good (in my opinion) with wireless devices.

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    yeah, it is a laptop, and the card came internally with all the windows(Vista unfortunately, I got it in the April of last year.) I tried it with the cable,and I do have the ethernet card also naturally, and I was able to configure the working for that. However my modem/router are connected to my desktop most of the time. I tried wifi radar, and it picked up nothing. Either, I didn't know how to use it properly or it just didn't ack the signals. I've tried a lotta things over the last couple of days but nothing's seemed to work, and it just a bit frustrating . However, on windows(I have both xp and vista on my laptop) the wlan is working perfectly. Thanks a lot for the help. I would like to know whther it has anything to with the RT73, and if there's anything I need to get for that. If not what else ???? Thanks again.

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    well it depends on whether you want to get the external usb wireless adapter working or the internal card working? reason why nothing picks up signal is because card is not configured yet, or at least not with correct driver. did your usb card come with an install cd for windows? if so, it would be good if you could get that, since you can use these windows drivers and use ndiswrapper to get it configured properly.

    suse should have detected the internal card on installing it (the OS i mean, not the card). in yast>network devices>network card is it not listed there? lspci suggested it might be...?

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    Well I've checked up network devices in yast, and done all the dns and gateway changes exactly as it is on windows on my notebook, and while using the cable, made it as it is on my desktop(which worked). However, I don't have an external usb card, its an internal one, even though its listed as an usb. Ya, so definitely it detects that(I have 1 wireless card and 1 ethernet card in the network devices), and that's where I made the changes. For ndiswrapper, I found RT73.sys on windows but couldn't find an inf file. I got the home recovery cd along with the notebook, in case vista crashes..will that do ??? Or anything else ?

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    when you said usb card i assumed you meant one you had paid for seperately from a shop, not an internal card. so we have an internal card we are trying to fix, which you want to set to dhcp. you are using suse 10.3. go into yast>network devices>network card and your card is listed there (the wireless card this is), correct? what encryption method are you using?

    could you post a few command results for me, first su to root in a console:

    ifconfig
    iwconfig
    iwlist scan

    am i correct in saying that earlier you said any program you try and use does not pick any network up? is the network a hidden ESSID, or normal? under the hardware tab in your network card what is given for module name? this will be your driver.

    i don't understand what you mean by internal usb card still... do you plug it into a usb port? as if it's internal, then it's not a usb card is it...? it would be pci/pcmcia.

    if you can answer some of these questions should make it a bit easier to try and help you.

    cheers.

    edit: have seen you posted iwconfig, it seems it is not associating with a wireless network, but it has recognised it can detect wireless networks if that makes sense? in yast have you added your network ESSID name and encryption method? it says encryption off in iwconfig

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    ya sure I'll paste them right away:

    ifconfig -a
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    /sbin/ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:400:A7:24:69
    inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:744 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:649 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:780818 (762.5 Kb) TX bytes:105430 (102.9 Kb)
    Interrupt:21 Base address:0x4800

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1100 (1.0 Kb) TX bytes:1100 (1.0 Kb)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:60:21:11:66
    BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-10-60-21-11-66-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    iwlist
    --------
    iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down


    Well, I don't plug it into a usb port, but its listed as a usb in the 'lsusb' and even in the network card section, in the hardware section its given as RT73usb, so am guessing its some kinda internal usb ???? my network ESSID name is UTStarcom and there's no encryption it says from 192.168.1.1...If there's anything else please tell me, as am very confused myself...Thanks so much.

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    I have a Ralink RT61 cardbus card attached to my laptop and all I had to do to get it running was to copy the missing firmware files to /lib/firmware. Besides of that everything should work out of the box - the rt2x00 driver is part of openSUSE 10.3.
    Grab the firmware here Ralink Technology: Linux

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    Do I just extract the files and copy them to the folder ??? Or is there something else I have to do ???

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    Default Re: RT73usb wireless lan card...please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberalienfreak View Post
    Do I just extract the files and copy them to the folder ??? Or is there something else I have to do ???
    No, just copy the files over to /lib/firmware and reload the kernel module (or reboot). Afterwards your wireless network should show up in network manager and you should be able to connect.
    At least with the RT61 based wireless cards it works that way and I'm pretty sure the same applies for RT73 as well.

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