OvisLink with Ralink RT61 chipset cannot connect under suse1


here what I did so far:

Installed suse 11.1 smootly. The ethernet card works just fine. Then I plugged in a wireless PCI network card (EVO-W542PCI) based on the ralink rt61 chipset.

But I cannot connect. Iwconfig gives:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
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

and /sbin/lspci -nnv outputs

05:02.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI [1814:0301]
Subsystem: RaLink EW-7108PCg [1814:2561]
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
Memory at febf8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: rt61pci
Kernel modules: rt61pci

I saw other threads supposing to update some rt*.bins in /lib/firmware, there are no bins in /lib/firmware so far, so I don’t know what to update.

Please help


Your wifi card has not connected. Can it scan? Try

/usr/sbin/iwlist scan

and post the result.


This gives

wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Network is down




I did an ifup of wlan0. It said that it cannot because the device is managed by knetwork, but it will instruct knetwork to put the interface up.

Then in went into the knetwork manager and tried to reconnect.

It works!!

I don’t know exactly how I got there but OK.