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RE: Wireless networking - should I install Ralink driver? Solved



Unfortunately for me, wpa_supplicant is not able to associate.
I have compiled the ralink driver to have the values

HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
and
HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
according to their README_STA file.

wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -ira0 -Dwext -f /var/log/...etc

is unable to associate.

In fact it is unable to associate no matter what combinations
I compile the driver as far as the 2 definitions above are
concerned.

I sent email to FAE ralinktech com
and still no reply. I will not hold my breath for these guys to respond.

So, I guess, I will have to look around for a mini-pci card that supports
801.11 N Draft 2, AND is supported by a released fedora driver.

If anyone can make a suggestion which mini-pci card will meet this
requirement, I would be greatful.

Cheers,

MK


> From: frank chagford com
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:44:22 +0200
> Subject: RE: Wireless networking - should I install Ralink driver? Solved
>
> Frank Millman wrote:
> >
> > Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > >
> > > Frank Millman wrote:
> > > > My next step was going to be to install the Ralink driver
> > > downloaded from
> > > > their site, but I thought I would check here first to see
> > > if there are any
> > > > other suggestions.
> > >
> > > The driver from the Ralink site is legacy, I'm not even sure
> > > they still
> > > update it at all, given that the rewritten driver from the
> > > rt2x00 project
> > > (which is what you're getting by default) is now in the
> > kernel itself.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks for the info, Kevin. I am glad I checked here first.
> >
> > Does anyone have any other suggestions? To recap, here is the
> > problem again.
> >
> > On startup, the card does not always initialise first time.
> > It appears to
> > bring up wlan0 successfully, and it appears to
> > start wpa_supplicant successfully. However, the next step is
> > to mount an NFS
> > share. Sometimes it works first time, but usually it sits
> > there for a while
> > and then fails. If I then check iwconfig, it shows no Access
> > Points, and 0
> > for Link Quality. I then run 'service network restart' and 'service
> > wpa_supplicant restart' a couple of times, and it usually
> > comes up on the
> > second or third attempt.
> >
>
> I read a message from Markus Kesaromous, on a related topic, that happened
> to have the following line -
>
> "I set scan_ssid=1 [in wpa_supplicant.conf] because my router does not
> broadcast the ssid."
>
> I have the same situation, so I have added that line to my .conf file, and
> it seems to have solved the problem.
>
> Thanks, Markus ;-)
>
> Frank
>
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