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Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H



Hello!

Last week I wrote to the fedora-laptop list, bo nobody there was able to 
help me. I need your help with my WLAN on a Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a 
Ralink WiFi card

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01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]
        Subsystem: RaLink Device [1814:2790]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
        Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: rt2860
        Kernel modules: rt2860sta
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I configured the rpmfusion repository and installed the rt2860
package. There was a small caveat - I had to do "iwpriv ra0 radio_on" in
order to do anything related with WLAN, but afterward scanning was
possible. But I can't connect my AP using Network Manager. Basically I
see those two lines in wpa_supplicant.log

Trying to associate with 00:18:f3:85:6a:31 (SSID='memphis' freq=2437 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.

NM keeps asking me for a password, but my input is definitely correct.

So I thought NM messes things up (as was my experience with my old
notebook) and I tried to get WLAN running using iwconfig +
wpa_supplicant configuration directly. Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf I
used.

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ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
        ssid="memphis"
        scan_ssid=1
        psk="myverysecretpassword"
}
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But it did not work either, the Eee PC still could not connect to the AP.

The only way I can establish a WLAN connection is to compile the rt2860
driver from the Ralink homepage
(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html) without any
patches and configure it *only* for wpa_supplicant support, not NM
support! Then and only then I can connect to my AP using WPA *but* I
have to use iwpriv command to set the encryption password! (iwpriv set
WPA=secret)

Did you succeed in using WLAN with F10 on Eee PC 1000H and if yes - how 
did you do it? Do you have an idea how to convince Ralink's chip to 
behave "normally"?
I've ran out of ideas what else to try. Do you see a point I'm obviously
missing? I've search the net, but it seems to work for everybody else,
contradicting my experience.

Any help is *very* appreciated.

-- 
bye
Adalbert


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