rt73 legacy refugee

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=5280

sefs

26-04-2009 13:34:13

Hi,

I've been using the serialmonkey rt73 legacy up until now I have realized its no longer in development.

I would have used it with /etc/network/interfaces.

I am on ubuntu Jaunty and the rt73usb seems to me to maintain a somewhat flakey connection and it uses the network-manager thing that comes with ubuntu 9.04 jaunty.

I want to continue to use the drivers from here in conjunction with /etc/network/interfaces

The first thing I realized thought is that my /etc/network/interfaces no longer work. The lines in question are...

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pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set SSID=myssid
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=11
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set NetworkType=Infra
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPA2PSK
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=AES
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=mypassphrase
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I believe its the rt2x00 drivers that are inbuilt in the ubuntu jaunty. But what are the new commands I need to use to accomplish the above.

Thanks.

IvD

26-04-2009 13:40:27


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pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set SSID=myssid
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=11
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set NetworkType=Infra
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPA2PSK
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=AES
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=mypassphrase
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For configuring the wireless interface I recommend reading the documentation provided by Ubuntu,
with rt2x00 the drivers behave the standards for interface configuration so you must just use the normal
'iwconfig', 'wpa_supplicant', 'network manager' or some other tool Ubuntu provides.

sefs

26-04-2009 13:48:35


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pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set SSID=myssid
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=11
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set NetworkType=Infra
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPA2PSK
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=AES
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=mypassphrase
[/code2zp6nlrs]
[/quote2zp6nlrs]

For configuring the wireless interface I recommend reading the documentation provided by Ubuntu,
with rt2x00 the drivers behave the standards for interface configuration so you must just use the normal
'iwconfig', 'wpa_supplicant', 'network manager' or some other tool Ubuntu provides.[/quote2zp6nlrs]

I'm currently using the network-manager which is the default ... but it is not stable. When I use the old rt73 legacy I get the connection I am usually accustomed too. Would this be a bug in the rt2x00 driver included in ubuntu?

IvD

26-04-2009 13:53:34

Could be, "is not stable" is a very vague problem description.
Ubuntu has more recent rt2x00 versions in backports, so perhaps you could try that.

sefs

26-04-2009 14:00:09

What I meant was during online gaming i get lots of drop connections now. I'll check out the backports.