Not reliable connection rt61

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19-05-2009 08:46:53

Hi there, for some reasons I had to recompile my kernel and decided to use rt61 in The problem is that is looses connection sometimes in seconds.
Unfortunately the legacy drivers drop this error message with gcc
[quotel8tgftkp]/usr/src/rt61-cvs-2008092602/Module/rtmp_main.c In function ‘rt61_do_irq’
/usr/src/rt61-cvs-2008092602/Module/rtmp_main.c221 error ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘priv’
They do not compile. Unfortunately, for the most stable driver I used was the rt61-cvs-2008092602, I had no problem with that one - but that does not compile.
I have tried gcc-4.1.1, gcc-4.3.2. I use Gentoo Linux, i686.
The device is

[quotel8tgftkp]000a.0 Network controller RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Subsystem RaLink Unknown device 2561
Flags bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at d5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities [40] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use rt61pci
Kernel modules rt61pci

[quotel8tgftkp]wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID"xxx"
ModeManaged Frequency2.437 GHz Access Point xxxxxxxxxxxx
Bit Rate=48 Mb/s Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry min limit7 RTS throff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyFA8F-0011-A1 Security modeopen
Power Managementoff
Link Quality=70/100 Signal level-56 dBm
Rx invalid nwid0 Rx invalid crypt0 Rx invalid frag0
Tx excessive retries0 Invalid misc0 Missed beacon0

Seems not to be compatible with conky.

Any idea is welcomed, for I need a more stable connection.


21-11-2009 13:25:01

I saw that with ubuntu 9.10 the connection is worse than with ubuntu 9.04. To explain the problem, when in firefox a link has been clicked, the new page often take more seconds to load and the browser remains in the status "Waiting for a reply". As I noticed that even with windows that problem did not occur I thought to change the driver.
However there is no way to compile the new ralink driver under ubuntu 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31) and so I decided to try ndiswrapper. After a lot of time I found the correct ralink driver for windows (64 bit) to use with ndiswrapper and... it worked!
So if you temporarly want to resolve the problem you can download that driver and use it with ndiswrapper, it will work.