can't set rt73usb in ad-hoc mode

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cristi.falcas

04-02-2009 13:14:06

I have a card that is using the rt73usb module

Bus 004 Device 002 ID 148f2573 Ralink Technology, Corp.

i have the module loaded

lsmod | grep rt
rt73usb 25604 0
rt2x00usb 12288 1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib 29568 2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb

But when i try to put the card in ad-hoc mode it gives me an error

iwconfig wlan0 mode Ad-Hoc
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06)
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Here is the module version

modinfo rt73usb
filename /lib/modules/2.6.28-gentoo-r1/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.ko
license GPL
firmware rt73.bin
description Ralink RT73 USB Wireless LAN driver.
version 2.2.1
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion F2EE065EAFEA721C1A04F49

I can only put the card in managed mode.

I was told to change the mode with the interface down, but i have the same problem

gentoo Module # ifconfig wlan0 down
gentoo Module # iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06)
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Message from dmesg

rt73usb 4-31.0 firmware requesting rt73.bin
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP) wlan0 link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP) wlan0 link is not ready

The last lines are writen when i try tu put the interface up, but ifconfig is still showing the card up

wlan0 Link encapEthernet HWaddr 001f1f2c11fa
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU1500 Metric1
RX packets0 errors0 dropped0 overruns0 frame0
TX packets0 errors0 dropped0 overruns0 carrier0
collisions0 txqueuelen1000
RX bytes0 (0.0 B) TX bytes0 (0.0 B)


Best regards,

cristi.falcas

04-02-2009 14:21:28

Also, i noticed that the drivers are under IEEE 802.11.

I thought that rtx200 is using the new stack.