Cannot get wlan0 'up'

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Shore_Fisher

26-07-2008 07:10:32

I have read the README, the FAQ and what seems relevant from this forum and got nowhere. This should be an easy question - Hope it is and I've just missed something obvious....

Debian latest (as of last few weeks, downloaded CD images)
Kernel is 2.6.18-6-686 I believe
'lspci' gives
000b.0 Network controller RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Loaded and installed a few networking packages and kernel source, as recommended in the HOWTO's on this site
Downloaded, unpacked rt61-cvs-2008072600
Went to Module
'make' - worked fine (Said successful)
'make install' - seemed to work fine (No errors)
'ifconfig wlan0 up' gives
SIOCSIFFLAGS No such device
'iwconfig' gives 'lo', 'wmaster0' and 'wlan0' blocks (Sorry, I am typing this in off another computer, so if the full output is useful, I'll give it). 'RTS throff' seems like it is significant.

Any recommendations?

Ed

IvD

26-07-2008 07:22:01

Did you install the firmware?

Also you now have both rt61pci and rt61 installed, both will try to control your hardware. You should choose between the 2 drivers and the delete the other.

Shore_Fisher

26-07-2008 07:32:35

Using 'lsmod' I see I do have both rt61 and rt61pci modules loaded. Seems I should use rt61pci, based on lspci output.... So I removed rt61 using 'rmmod rt61'. Ran ifconfig again to get wlan0 up, but no joy, same error as described above...

Firmware appears to have been installed OK in /lib/firmware by make install. I do not have an existing /lib/firmware/<kernel_version> directory - Should I make one and put them there?

Ed

Zi7

26-07-2008 08:39:37

Firmware appears to have been installed OK in /lib/firmware by make install. I do not have an existing /lib/firmware/<kernel_version> directory - Should I make one and put them there?[/quotev0zro869]
Yes, it's worth a try.
But if it cannot load the firmware, the driver will complain about it check your 'dmesg' output.