rt2500 pci experiences

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4841


09-06-2008 15:24:52

Just thought IŽd post some experiences with the rt2x00 driver if it should be of any intrest
to anyone. Not really a bug report.

I have an fujitsu-siemens laptop with

RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)

Tested with 4 kernel versions. Using wpa-psk trough network-manager.

2.6.24-18 (ubuntu) acpi=off No connection but scans ap
2.6.24-18 (ubuntu) Max 1Mb connection

2.6.25-rc8 (vanilla) acpi=off Connects (up to 54Mb)
2.6.25-rc8 (vanilla) Connects (up tp 54Mb) (vanilla) acpi=off Not connecting at all (vanilla) Max 1Mb connection

2.6.26-rc5 (vanilla) acpi=off No connection at all
2.6.26-rc5 (vanilla) Scans ap, connects after couple of tries at max 1Mb

Best results are with 2.6.25-rc8, not perfect but usable. It will connect at 1-52Mb and
stays connected at that speed (wont change even if signal level changes)

Using 2.6.25-rc8 with acpi=off now, so wlan and fans work.


11-08-2008 17:18:47

Does vanilla rt2500pci work for you?
Mine doesn't even scan APs


11-08-2008 17:41:28

See my reply in viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4945


24-08-2008 10:26:29

Tried two more vanilla kernels and 2.6.27-rc4
both do scan ap but only connect at max. 1Mb/s.

Haven't tried vanilla