What were your problems compiling? If you want help, please give all the necessary information here and don't point to some other forum.
I compiled lots of CVS releases, all went smooth, also scanning works, but I can't connect, iwpriv always says that "set is an invalid command".
Please tell me what information you need so I can post them.
Did you blacklist the driver shipped with Ubuntu to make sure it's exactly the driver you compiled that you're dealing with?
Is rt61 actually loaded? ("lsmod")
What does iwconfig show?
Did you bring up the interface before issuing the iwpriv commands? ("ifconfig wlan0 up")
Did you stick exactly to the instructions?
What is the error message exactly?
What module do I have to blacklist!?[/quoteqpl3bscd]
rt61pci, the rt2x00 driver which is shipped with Ubuntu. That driver will collide with rt61.
How do I log the messages which show up when booting?
They are logged in /var/log/messages, calling "dmesg" will show the kernel messages.
Yes, I sticked to the instructions, I brought up the interface (in /etc/network/interfaces with pre-up, I guess?).
[codeqpl3bscd]iface wlan0 inet static
pre-up ifconfig wlan0 up
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 essid linksys
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=5
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=TKIP
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=dein passwort
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set TxRate=0
Please try to get WiFi running _by hand_ before you try the automatisms.
Run the commands
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 essid linksys
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=5
iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK
iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=TKIP
iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=dein passwort
iwpriv wlan0 set TxRate=0
by hand, one after another to see which one is failing. But first of all have a look which kernel module is loaded!
I tried everything I can imagine, I think I have ~10 re-installs and somewhat 30 Live boots.[/quoteqpl3bscd]
Re-installing is for windows suckers, you won't even have to _reboot_ your linux box (unless the kernel has crashed quite badly).
First, try to get WiFi running by hand. Then you can try to get the boot-time config working, but you won't need to reboot for that, [codeqpl3bscd]/etc/init.d/networking restart[/codeqpl3bscd] is sufficient.