I’ve read the previous posts, but being a newbie I still need help on setting up my wireless.
I have opensuse 10.2 running on an averatec 3200 laptop with Ralink rt2500 wireless PCI card (which was working when I had Windows XP installed).
00:09:00 Ralink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus /miniPCI (rev 01)
#/sbin/lspci -n outputs:
Class 0280:1814:0201 (rev 01)
running # dmesg | less
just outputs the following that seems to me related to wlan:
[li]-loading module rt2500pci-CVS (N/A) by http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
[li]-PCI: Found IRQ11 for device 0000:00:09:0
[/li][li]-PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:12:0 (seems to be lan adapter, wired lan works)
[/li][li]-wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm “simple”
[/li]wlan0 cannot create symlink to default key
Then #/usr/sbin/iwconfig gives back:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g Freq: 2.412 Ghz Acc Point: not associated
RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
ilist gives: No scan results
Can anyone help me please?
Lobo 34 wrote:
> I’ve read the previous posts, but being a newbie I still need help on
> setting up my wireless.
> I have opensuse 10.2 running on an averatec 3200 laptop with Ralink
> rt2500 wireless PCI card (which was working when I had Windows XP
> #/sbin/lspci outputs:
> 00:09:00 Ralink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus /miniPCI (rev 01)
> #/sbin/lspci -n outputs:
> Class 0280:1814:0201 (rev 01)
> running # dmesg | less
> just outputs the following that seems to me related to wlan:
> -loading module rt2500pci-CVS (N/A) by
> -PCI: Found IRQ11 for device 0000:00:09:0
> -PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:12:0 (seems to be lan adapter,
> wired lan works)
> -wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm “simple”
> wlan0 cannot create symlink to default key
> Then #/usr/sbin/iwconfig gives back:
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11g Freq: 2.412 Ghz Acc Point: not associated
> RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
> Encryption key:off
> ilist gives: No scan results
> Can anyone help me please?
What does the command ‘dmesg | grep rt2’ show?
The support software in 10.2 is so bad that I really cannot recommend
using it. If possible, you should install 11.0.
Thank you Larry,
#dmesg | grep rt2 shows “loading module rt2500pci-CVS (N/A) by http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com”.
My first choice was version 11, but installation from DVD did not complete (after booting and runnig X and installing nicely for a while began diplaying error messages related with “page errors” or something handling the DVD files), so I used the 10.2 CDs of a friend of mine.
I am stuck in here.
Tried to install new driver in serialmonkey.com, following instructions in a previous post here. Disabled the rt2500pci with modprobe -r, etc.
But new serialmonkey CVS driver won’t compile (No rule to make target “modules”, failed to build rt2500.ko), possibly because my kernel-source or kernel-sym does not match my running kernel. Yast Online Update shows 497 available updates, but update fails when resolving dependencies…I will try to update only the kernel, can anyone please help me on this?..Does Kernel needs compiling after Yast update? I’d appreciate some step by step over this…
Well, I´ve made some progress.
Following the instructions posted at
(10.2 Rt2500 No Connection - Page 3 - openSUSE Forums)
I´ve managed to compile the v1.1.0-b4 driver downloaded from rt2x00.serialmonkey.com. I first needed to update kernel (via YAST) to match kernel-source.
After doing that, #/usr/sbin/iwlist scan, I happily got some results including the access point (WPA-PSK)I want to use, but the problems now are:
- When try to connect using Network Manager it justs keeps attemping to connect and nothing happens…
- After rebooting everything returns to the previous state, this is to say, old driver working and not even scanning…
Please, can anybody help??
I am still trying to solve this out.
I am at the point that I can see the wireless networks along with their signal strenght in the Network Manager but I cannot connect. (When I try to connect it stays a while displaying “activation stage: configuring device”, showing a 28% of progress, and then nothing happens)
The “lost everything after boot” issue, labeled as Number 2 problem in my previous post was solved by telling the system to load module rt2500 instead of rt2500pci in the “hardware” section of Network Manager-
I even set my router to disable WAP and use no security to vcheck whether it was a wpa suppilcant problem, but still no success…
Seems like I am talking to myself, anyway I’d like to comment some weird progress I’ve done: After setting “Request broadcast response” at DCHP Options in Yast-Network Devices-…, I’ve run “dchlient” in the command line an guess what?..my router gave my card an IP address!..after doing that I was even able to browse some webpages but could not ping other computers on the same network (nor other computers could ping mine without loosing most of packets). My computer itself appeared in the DHCP active table of my router with a weird hostname (strange characters)…
Still Knetwork Manager was completely unaware of the situation showing no Ip or anything…
Does this info give any of you any clue? It is not easy for me to go to version 11 as suggested, please can you help me?