rt73usb need firmware?

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Xan

31-08-2008 15:27:20

Hi,

I have a debian with rt2x00 new drivers installed. I have a usb wifi key that loads rt73usb. But when I run "ifconfig wlan0 up", I get
SIOCSIFFLAGS No such file or directory

Someone says me that it's because it needs firmware. Is it true?. I believe that **only** in **old** drivers, it's needed.

Thanks a lot,
Xan.

IvD

31-08-2008 15:33:46

Yes, firmware is _always_ needed for rt61 and rt73 hardware. It can be downloaded from the Ralink website.

Xan

31-08-2008 16:21:42

Okay. Thanks a lot.

In other topic of things, why is it?. Is rt73usb a new reimplementation of driver?. What we still need this driver (technical questions)?Just a curiosity.

IvD

31-08-2008 16:42:08

http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ