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Tom Moulton
post Jul 24 2010, 06:09 PM
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I have a i.MX51 (arm) based system. Sharp PC-Z1 and I am
trying to get a USB Dongle WIFI working.
(The internal one died)

The usb stick is a RT2870 device and the system does have
/lib/firmware/rt2870.bin

It also has /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-15-araneo/drivers/staging/rt2870

Makefile and Kconfig

but that is all. no rt2870sta.ko etc

Is it possible I have enough on the system to complete the generation of the needed file to enable this device?

It's Ubuntu 9.04

tom
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merlin1
post Jul 26 2010, 09:27 AM
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IIRC the Netwalker uses wicd as network manager. You probably have to change its configuration as it normally looks for eth0, the internal WiFi. You have to change that to ra0 instead, options defining which interface to use as wired/wireless are in its settings.
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Tom Moulton
post Jul 26 2010, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE(merlin1 @ Jul 26 2010, 01:27 PM) *
IIRC the Netwalker uses wicd as network manager. You probably have to change its configuration as it normally looks for eth0, the internal WiFi. You have to change that to ra0 instead, options defining which interface to use as wired/wireless are in its settings.


Ok, I disabled NetworkManager and installed wicd

it does create ra0 (ifconfig) and I do see it transmitting, but I do not RX anything or see any networks.

I did rebuild the driver to use ralink legacy mode.

I may need to rebuild switching one more option...

anyone use ralink legacy mode? (likely not, most use built-in wifi smile.gif)

tom
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Ok I had the wrong driver 2870 vs 3070 I also had to switch to WICD - Thanks for the tip!
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