Zpro2 card, chip: RT2860


I can only connect by wire. I’ve been reading about the problem with RT2860 in a lot of forums but I still haven’t found a solution. I hope somebody can help me!

As far as I can see from ifconfig and iwconfig, then it works fine. At least it detects everything but I can’t connect with ra0. Here is what I got:

linux-9mp2:~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
00:05.0 SATA controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AHCI IDE Controller (0106) (rev 03)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:09.0 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller
00:09.1 SD Host controller: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI SmartMedia / xD Card Reader Controller
00:09.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital / MMC Card Reader Controller
00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2860

linux-9mp2:~ # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:F5:83:A6:1B
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::290:f5ff:fe83:a61b/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:27114 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
TX packets:19213 errors:7 dropped:87 overruns:7 carrier:0
collisions:90 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:35870726 (34.2 Mb) TX bytes:2002931 (1.9 Mb)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xdead

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:407 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:407 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:41435 (40.4 Kb) TX bytes:41435 (40.4 Kb)

ra0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:AF:EE:E4:97
inet6 addr: fe80::215:afff:feee:e497/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

ra0 RT2860 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:“RT2860STA”
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:-97 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

linux-9mp2:~ # iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

ra0 No scan results

pan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

Anyone who knows how I can be able to find my wireless network? Btw., sorry that I don’t know how to write the codes in those ‘code-boxes’, how do you do that?

Det skal lige nævnes, at jeg selvfølgelig har prøvet at oprette forbindelse manualt og installer rt2860 driveren for linux og opsat config.mk, rt2860.dat og wpa_supplicant.conf og intet har gjort en forskel indtil nu.

Jeg har desuden prøvet ndiswrapper med en windows-driver uden der er sket nogen forskel

I may not fully understand your problem, so I apologize in advance if this response misses the mark. I’m running OpenSuSE 11.0 on an Acer Aspire 4730Z (originally came loaded with Vista). This laptop has a RaLink rt2860 chipset wireless adapter. To get the driver installed and running, I used the procedure at this link:RT2860 Wireless Driver with Linux Kernel 2.6.27)

  1. download the RaLink driver as instructed;
  2. use YaST to install the kernel source;
  3. make and make install as instructed;
  4. use YaST to configure the wireless adapter;
  5. use NetworkManager (rather than KInternet) to manage your connection.

My experience is only with KDE 3.5x, so if you’re using something else I can’t really help further. Hope this helps. If this direction sounds promising, feel free to email me at feral_urchin@yahoo.com for more specifics.

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