I recently posted a thread with a wireless problem and was told that the kernel did not support the specific USB dongle driver. Fortunately I was able to borrow another USB dongle but so far I can’t get it to work either:’(
It is an USB D-link DWL-G122, ver. B1 and I’ve included some info:
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2001:3c00 D-Link Corp. [hex] DWL-G122 802.11g rev. B1 [ralink]
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"default"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:03:2F:21:61:FB
Bit Rate=5.5 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality=28/100 Signal level=-71 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
“sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan”
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:03:2F:21:61:FB
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=48/100 Signal level=-72 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Linux linux-dih7 188.8.131.52-0.1-default #1 SMP 2008-08-21 00:34:25 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Is it just a matter of small configurations or am I in deep trouble again?
Hope someone can help me- Thanks!
It uses the rt2xxx driver.either download from here Ralink Technology: Linux or use the drivers from serialmonkey Main Page - Rt2x00Wiki there are a few how-to’s on installing this driver,have a squint through the search system & see what happens
Thanks for your reply, though Im not quite sure which file from the link(s) I should download? Furthermore how to install them…
I tried downloading from
I assumed I should get the one named RT2500USB(RT2571/RT2572)(source Code)?
Then I tried to install the driver following the guide on
First I checked (through YAST2) that kernel-source, gcc and make were installed.
Then I went to /usr/src/linux:
Next (in the directory of the downloaded driver):
#tar -zxvf rt2500-cvs-daily.tar.gz
Until now no errors. But then
ERROR: Module 2500pci does not exist in /proc/modules
In the directory created earlier with tar (rt2500-cvs-daily):
#make && make instal
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
What am I doing wrong?
By the way: I still can’t open any web page with my browser… But when I open KWIFImanager I can see that the USB dongle is connected with excellent signal. It also tells me an acces point, a local IP and a freqency. I thought this might indicate that relevant drivers were already installed and that it was only a matter of small configurations? not…
Have you checked the startup log (dmsg)? Else try look in Yast -> Miscellaneous -> Start-Up log. Admit it is not easy to understand, but around the middle you will see the usb-device being identified by the kernel. I am working with another D-link dongle, and it says:
usb x.x idvendor=07d1, idProduct=3c03 Ralink 802.11 bg WLAN
If your driver is installed correct, it will identify a little later in the startup log (mine don’t!).
Later in the startup log you can find wlan0 and if it is up - it could a matter of wep/wpa codes.
I looked in the Start-Up log (via YAST2) and found this:
Setting up network interfaces:
lo IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
IP address: 127.0.0.2/8
done eth0 device: Intel Corporation 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
eth0 (DHCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
No configuration found for pan0
wlan0 warning: using NO encryption
command 'iwconfig wlan0 nick linux-dih7' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 2782
wlan0 (DHCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
eth0 device: Intel Corporation 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
eth0 dhcpcd is still waiting for data
eth0 interface could not be set up until now
failedSetting up service network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .failed
Don’t know if it identifies the problem?
BTW my router is set to no encryption.
I have precise the same errormessage around wlan0, and I dont have the driver installed yet. But the driver should appear ealier in the boot-file. Start a terminal and type:
> grep Ralink /var/log/boot.msg
We shall find the ID of the RAlink-chip and then found out which rt2XXX driver we shall use. Maybe we just have to load some firmware, which is not part of opensuse 11.0.
Sorry - didn’t you have your Id:
and probably found your driver should be rt2500. How did you find that?
Yes - that is me again
My chip is rt73 and I found this thread:
rt73 / Ralink (USB) Wireless Devices - openSUSE Forums
by using Search in Wireless section. It confirms that firmware shall be loaded. I hope this thread will help me
hello again Jan
grep Ralink /var/log/boot.msg
gives me nothing at all. So I guess the driver is not loaded.
Yes, “ID: 2001:3c00” is (part of ) what I get from
I assumed from the advice of deltaflyer earlier in this thread, that my driver possibly should be rt2500:
“It uses the rt2xxx driver.either download from here Ralink Technology: Linux or use the drivers from serialmonkey Main Page - Rt2x00Wiki there are a few how-to’s on installing this driver,have a squint through the search system & see what happens”
Am I wrong?
I’ll try to look into the thread you just send. Thanks!
I got my D-link usb-dongle up and running today. I followed the link I posted yesterday, and the big problem is to get firmware for Ralink chip loaded because that propertaire software not included in opensuse. But the link above will help find and installed by 1-click install.
Your driver should be rt2500/usb, because you have a ver. B1 dongle. Mine is ver. C1, and driver is rt73.
I did the following:
- Connect a cable to your router
- Run Online Update from Yast -> Software to get lastest sw-update of suse 11.0.
- Deleted old wlan0 network definition to clean up all testing until now.
- Followed the link above and choice rt73usb in the hardware driver section.
I had to do an extra reboot and link definition. After first attempt my wep-key was gone.