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    Default Ralink rt3562sta on openSUSE 11.4

    Hi all,

    My desktop has installed a D-link DWA-525 wireless card. It works fine on openSUSE 11.3. Now I make a clean installation the openSUSE 11.4 (not upgrade) on my machine; after that, I cannot connect to the internet.

    The driver I have downloaded from the official Ralink website. All the steps to build the module I have made as same as in openSUSE 11.3, but it doesn't work.

    The result of lspci -nnk:
    Code:
     03:01.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:3060]
            Subsystem: D-Link System Inc Device [1186:3c04]
            Kernel driver in use: rt2860
    The result of iwconfig:
    Code:
    ra0       Ralink STA  ESSID:""  Nickname:"RT3562STA"
              Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Link Quality=10/100  Signal level:0 dBm  Noise level:0 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    I go to Yast2 and configure the ra0 manually, but it does not take effect.

    What should I do to resolve this problem?

    Thanks for your reading!

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    Default Re: Ralink rt3562sta on openSUSE 11.4

    The openSUSE 11.4 I have installed is the KDE version. I have already changed the config.mk file:
    Code:
    # Support Wpa_Supplicant
    HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
    
    # Support Native WpaSupplicant for Network Maganger
    HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
    The ra0 device can scan (iwlist ra0 scanning) but it cannot be configured in Yast2 or by command (iwconfig).

    Have I to return to openSUSE 11.3?

    Help me, please!

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Ralink rt3562sta on openSUSE 11.4

    I'm not an expert and I came across your message while looking for advice on installing a wireless pci card in my 11.3 installation. Some advise running dmesg (in a terminal of course) and looking for error messages related to wireless. For example dmesg |grep wireless or dmesg |grep wifi. You could also run dmesg without grep and look at the output for any reference to wireless or your wireless card. Look at openSUSE HCL Hardware Wireless and you'll find a hardware list but I don't see Ralink RT3562sta on the list. The Ralink information I have for my card says I must install firmware as well as the driver to run it. Have you checked the web sitefor Ralink (http://www.ralinktech.com) for information about linux support for your card? Perhaps you've already solved your problem. How? When I get my wireless working I'll post again.
    Steve
    Desktop #4: openSUSE 11.2(x86-64)|KDE 4.3.5|AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500|NVidia GeForce 6150LE|3.8 GB RAM

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    Default Re: Ralink rt3562sta on openSUSE 11.4

    @portlsteve:
    What are your wireless card specs, its model, brand? My problem with openSUSE 11.4 has been resolved. I updated the kernel (kernel-desktop), then I installed the rt3562sta-kmp-desktop package using the Tumbleweed repos and the problem has gone .

    // In openSUSE 11.3 with KDE, my card works well. I downloaded the source from the official Ralink website http://www.ralinktech.com (the July 2010 version, not the latest) and I installed gcc, gcc-c++, make & kernel-devel, edited the config.mk file. Then I built & installed it (make && make install) and rebooted my PC. After that, I could configure the wireless settings using Yast2.

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