Installing and configuring USB Wireless for rt2870?
Daniel B. Thurman
dant at cdkkt.com
Sat Jun 5 23:26:19 UTC 2010
On 06/05/2010 02:49 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Seems that there are fragmented sources of information
> on the Internet on how some people were seemingly able
> to get the rt2870 USB Wireless to work on Fedora and I
> am trying to do the same, but without much success.
> Can anyone point me to a definitive site that can explain
> how this could be done?
> What I have done so far is:
> 1) yum install rt2870
> Installed: kmod-rt2870-126.96.36.199-6.fc12.19.i686
> Installed: rt2870-188.8.131.52-2.fc12.1.noarch
> Installed: kmod-rt2870-184.108.40.206-115.fc12.i686-220.127.116.11-6.fc12.19.i686
> 2) Step (1) above is not enough as one seemingly
> has to also install the rt2870.bin firmware from
> site: http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2,
> and the link:
> Firmware RT28XX/RT30XX USB series (RT2870/RT2770/RT3572/RT3070)
> + copy rt2870.bin from "RT2870_Firmware_V22.zip" to:
> 3) Configure the wireless network device via:
> I can ping the wireless device on my local system, but I am not able
> to connect to the wireless base-station and to the network...
> If there is any additional info I can provide to make this work,
> please let me know!
> Kind regards,
I wanted to add something else here...
It seems that I was able to create an auto-wireless
setup via NetworkManager, but there seems to be
a problem. I am required to use WPA/WPA2 Personal
connection, and I have set it up and added the passphrase,
however, when attempting to connect, I am given a
popup asking for only WEP choices - I am never allowed
to choose a WPA/WPA2 Personal passphrase from the
What to do?
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