yesterday I’ve change my system to OpenSUSE 11.1. It’s my first step.
Everything seems to run well but only Internet don’t work, >:(
I want to use internet with D-Link DWL-G122 (Ralink RT73 Revision C1), WPA2 & the AVM Fritzbox.
The Hardware-Compatibility-List told me that this WLAN-stick works with OpenSUSE 11.1: HKL/Netzwerkkarten (WLAN) - openSUSE
I have copied file rt73.bin to /lib/firmware successfully.
Now I want to configure the stick with YaST, but YaST tells me that I have to install a firmware before I can configurate the WLAN-stick.
I’m new @Linux & don’t know what to to now… :shame:
thx for your fast answer, firmware is installed! Anyway I found my sulution what my problem is: I have removed another PCI-WLANcard (I didn’t use or have configured this card) and now everything works fine. THX! rotfl!
Well done for getting it working!
For people who are even newer to Linux, if such a thing is possible, could somebody please walk me through that first step?
I’m using the same kit only it’s version B1.
What is really frustrating is that it appeared to work the first time I plugged it in, at least there was a selection of networks to choose from, but since I hadn’t plugged in my own wireless router, I unplugged the key. Now I scan for networks and get nothing. I know the router is OK since my room mate is connected OK.
If anyone can offer some clear advice it would be much appreciated.
In Konsole and didn’t get a whole lot of information back.
I’m currently at work and will post the result this evening, but it was literally one line of text…
So something is not right there. When checking to see if the firmware is installed:
What am I looking for?
If it is absent, from where do I obtain it?
Anyone got any ideas on why/how I could scan networks correctly the 1st time I put the key in? I had a similar issue with a previous Debian install where recognition of this same USB stick, and the ability to scan networks, was intermittent.
What are people’s recommendations for the best [lowest-hassle, plug-and-play (if poss.)] USB WiFi device? It may be the simplest thing to go out and purchase a new one that is better supported.
Hmmm. Maybe try “dmesg | grep rt73” or “dmesg | grep ralink” or some such. Note that it is case sensitive, so you may have to play with that (obviously I can’t test, cos I don’t have one…)
Another option is to just plug the thing in once the system’s on, give it ten seconds to think about it, then just type “dmesg”. That dumps the whole kernel messages, but cos you’ve just plugged the thing in, the interesting bit should be right at the end.
As to where you’d get the driver, don’t know. The Ralink page is being characteristically useless (I’ve had this fun myself, for a different chipset).
This looks like it might help, if it has the right firmware…
Do you have an SMP kernel? ‘uname -a’ should tell you.
Hmm. I’d just install the ralink package in YaST and see what happens. It might frazzle your hardware, but judging by the absence of google hits that chipset brings up saying “Don’t try to run this on Linux!” I’d say you’re about as likely to get killed unplugging it and putting a new one in…
Looking at the HCL, I think you’re looking at the wrong chipset.
The one for the rt73 seems to suggest it does work with the firmware.
I’d honestly suggest going for it - I can’t see it doing any harm.
First step, open YaST (how you do that depends on your desktop environment - but it’ll be in a menu under ‘administrator settings’ or something).
Select software management, and type ‘ralink’ in the search box. Tick the package that appears, and select ‘apply’ to install it. I’ve just tried installing it myself, and it obligingly puts the file in the directory for you…
Reboot the system (may not be strictly necessary, but it won’t hurt either), and try configuring it again. And that’s the bit I’ve no idea about. Possibilities are going straight for your network manager, or trying in YaST. Or hoping you can find a manual somewhere, or some kind soul who’s got one can explain it…
I do note that the HCL doesn’t state that it’s been tested against 11.1. Personally, I’d just install the ralink package through YaST software management, reset, and try configuring it again. It may well not do anything - but I honestly can’t imagine it causing harm - your call.
Well done for spotting that. Of course, posting on the “wrong thread” is unintentional, that really goes without saying. I based my questions on reading around the subject, and the SMP issue arose as a result of the query regarding the comments in the HCL, which appeared to relate specifically to my device. Make, model number and hardware version are the best that I could do in terms of ‘minimum information’.
If I knew the answer to these questions, I wouldn’t be wasting your time posting here in the first place…