RT2570 differences in drivers

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4430

phe

11-11-2007 21:55:26

Hello,

I did some research about this driver, because I own a DWL-G122 rev. B1 USB-nic.
In Linux (Fedora 7), it does not work as "good" as in windoz (on the same machine ! It is a multiboot machine)

I found several versions.
Who can help me to explain the differences?
What driver to chose?
Can all these drivers be installed on the same time?
How to select the use of on of another driver?

Drivers I found
Offical Ralink driver ?
V2.0.8.0 (Wlan0) (This one I use for the moment. Is "standard" in fedroa7)
http//www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/S ... Linux.html

Open Source driver
v1.1.0-b2 (RAUSB0)
http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads


Patched driver
1.6.1 (RAUSB0)
http//homepages.tu-darmstadt.de/~p_lar ... .1.tar.bz2


Ndiswrapper + ndis driver (windows)

IvD

11-11-2007 22:02:47

This is a frequently asked question, please read the FAQ or at least use a search button before posting.

http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB2/v ... acy+rt2x00

And no, FC7 does _not_ ship the driver 2.0.8.0 from the Ralink website, but ships rt2x00.

phe

12-11-2007 10:24:16

Sorry about "not reading the faq"

But I do not understand following information
(You say that Fedora ships with RT2x00 driver)

When I type in Fedora 7 /sbin/modinfo rt2500usb

I get following information

[code2g2s20dp]filename: /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-21.fc7/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500usb.ko
license: GPL
description: Ralink RT2500 USB Wireless LAN driver.
version: 2.0.8
author: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion: BC99198B05A7C4A6E908023
alias: usb:v5A57p0260d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0EB0p9020d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* [/code2g2s20dp]

Version = 2.0.8.0
(rt2570)
This one does not correspond with the info I find on the downloadsite v1.1.0-b2

IvD

12-11-2007 10:37:02

rt2x00 consists of the following modules
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rt2x00lib
rt2x00pci
rt2x00usb
rt2400pci
rt2500pci
rt2500usb
rt61pci
rt73usb
[/listu34q8yz7l]

And the latest version is 2.0.12 but is not downloadable as seperate releases only as CVS and Git snapshots.

The legacy drivers are
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rt2400
rt2500
rt2570
rt61
rt73
[/listu34q8yz7l]
This is downloadable as seperate releases, but CVS snapshots are more recent and recommended.

phe

12-11-2007 11:31:33

Hello Ivo,

It is clear to me that I own rt2500usb v 2.0.8

I will download rt2x00-CVS to have an actual (2.0.12 ?) version.

Actual I see some strange effects I am losing the connection to my channel very often. But it comes back !

In windoz I do not have any problems with the connection (same USB-nic, same HD Is a dual boot system)
So it must me related to the soft (Fedora 7 + driver)
I run the leatest Fedora7 kernel.
So I will try an actual driver version.

Thanks

IvD

12-11-2007 11:38:09

Upgrading the FC kernel will work as well, I believe FC provides development kernels. Those contain updated versions of the driver.
Since rt2x00 2.0.12 requires kernel 2.6.24-rc* upgrading to a new FC kernel will be easier.