RT2500 on RHEL 5

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4934

ivnmad

04-08-2008 12:36:02

I installed the driver (rt2500-1.1.0-b4.tar.gz), the card is detected and it can scan.
Unfortunately all networks show a link quality of 0/100, even if one of the routers is 25 cm from the laptop.
I tried to connect, but it does not manage to.

I tried using rt2500-cvs-daily.tar.gz, but with that driver the card is not detected.
I have tried everything I could think of, but I did not get anywhere.
Anyone managed to make a PCMCIA card work with RHEL 5?

Thanks,

Ivan

IvD

04-08-2008 13:13:00

See IMPORTANT READ BEFORE POSTING!!![/url19fwk3yk] and especially the section named "Information".

ivnmad

04-08-2008 14:02:16

I read those files. OK, I will do a complete test again, from scratch (it will be my 3rd time).
Let's see if I am luckier.

Thanks,

Ivan

IvD

04-08-2008 14:16:49

No I didn't say anything about trying again, I was talking about providing actual information....
The files you "read" tell you what information you should provide when reporting bugs.

ivnmad

04-08-2008 18:08:56

This is what I see from syslog.
I disabled the encryption. If I enable the encryption WAP is not an option and only WEP shows up.
I will give you more info as soon as I can.

Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) started...
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0/wireless) access point 'IVPASJLV' is unencrypted, no key needed.
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP sending command 'INTERFACE_ADD ra0 wext /var/run/wpa_supplicant '
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP response was 'OK'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP sending command 'AP_SCAN 2'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP response was 'OK'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP sending command 'ADD_NETWORK'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP response was '0'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 ssid 49565041534a4c56'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP response was 'OK'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 key_mgmt NONE'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP response was 'OK'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP sending command 'ENABLE_NETWORK 0'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> SUP response was 'OK'
Aug 4 190151 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Aug 4 190155 PHLaptop ntpd[6258] sendto(193.124.11.11) (fd=16) Network is unreachable
Aug 4 190211 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0/wireless) association took too long (>20s), failing activation.
Aug 4 190211 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) failure scheduled...
Aug 4 190211 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) failed for access point (IVPASJLV)
Aug 4 190211 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Activation (ra0) failed.
Aug 4 190211 PHLaptop NetworkManager <information> Deactivating device ra0.

ivnmad

04-08-2008 19:59:38

I am attaching an extract from syslog, after loading the debug version of the driver.
It is an extract because the whole file is too big to be uploaded.

package used rt2500-1.1.0-b4.tar.gz
kernels 2.6.18-92.1.10.el5 or 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
hardware x86
PCMCIA card from Gygabyte

Please let me know if you need more info.

Thank you,

Ivan

Spy84464

04-08-2008 20:31:10

Hello,
You are using an extremely old version of the driver. Please try again with the latest CVS tarball.

Regards,
Romain

IvD

04-08-2008 21:05:27

Yes, the logs regarding the rt2500-cvs-daily.tar.gz you tried are more interesting, I'm curious why that version wouldn't detect your card.

ivnmad

05-08-2008 08:22:34

I will try to install the CVS driver again tonight, but with the debug option.
As I mentioned before, when I tried a couple of days ago, the card was not detected.
I will keep you posted, of course.

Thanks,

Ivan

IvD

05-08-2008 17:52:08


As I mentioned before, when I tried a couple of days ago, the card was not detected.
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Yes, and that is exactly why I want to see the logs because it should tell you why it didn't work. ;)

ivnmad

08-08-2008 19:43:24

I installed the CSV driver (rt2500-cvs-2008080515) and managed to make it load

[ ~]$ lsmod | grep rt2500
rt2500 204128 0

The card shows up on Network Configuration, but it does not exist for Network Manager, that does not detect any wireless. It is not an option and only the "wired" network is there.

If I run "ifconfig ra0 up" the card is activated.

At this point if I run lsmod again I get

[ ~]$ lsmod | grep rt2500
rt2500 201316 1

If I run iwlist the card scans, detects some networks, but they all show "Quality0/100"

[ ~]# iwlist ra0 scanning
ra0 Scan completed
Cell 01 - Address 0012A9C1D810
ModeManaged
ESSID"#######"
Encryption keyon
Channel11
Quality0/100 Signal level-53 dBm Noise level-193 dBm

As you can guess, the card does not manage to connect to any of them.

So, if I use rt2500-cvs-2008080515 I get the same behavior as with rt2500-1.1.0-b4.tar.gz, but with the CVS driver Network Manager does not activate the card at all.
The card needs to be activated manually.

The log file I managed to create in a few minutes is 37.5 Mb.
I am attaching a very small extract and I hope you can get some usefull information from it.

Ivan

Spy84464

11-08-2008 18:27:03

Hello,
Have you tried to connect manually? I mean using "iwconfig" and the like?
It has been reported numerous times that the legacy drivers do not work with NetworkManager, in theory, they should work but only using WEP, WPA is out of the question.

Regards,
Romain