[rt2x00-users] WUSB600N in 64-bit Fedora 10
jjmurphy at shentel.net
Tue Apr 21 08:02:23 CDT 2009
Hello fellow Ralink users!
Background - I have a wireless network system with a few various PC's
and a Linksys WRT610N Wireless-N router, all using WPA security. For
quite a while I have had my wife's Vista-32 (will never convince her to
change) machine on the network with a Linksys WUSB600N, and my Fedora 10
64-bit laptop which has the old bc43 stuff also connects to the network
with no problem (well, now, it was little bit of work).
I am using a fairly new desktop machine running Fedora 10 64-bit (all
these Fedora machines are gnome and I tend to keep everything up to date
if that matters). Since I got the machine I have been using a hardline
network connection but various reasons in my locality I would prefer at
some point soon to switch over to the wireless. So I grabbed another
WUSB600N I have around here and set to work at long last trying to get
it to operate under Fedora.
As a note - do not let me give the impression I am a Linux expert. In
fact, I am a n00b who can barely operate the system!
Here is what I did so far...
STEP ONE: I grabbed the following three files from the RPMFusion site at
kmod-rt2870-22.214.171.124-2.fc10.x86_64.rpm 2009-Mar-29 21:35:17 5.4K
2009-Mar-29 21:35:17 236.9K application/x-rpm
rt2870-126.96.36.199-1.fc10.noarch.rpm 2009-Mar-29 21:35:14 15.9K
STEP TWO: I did su - to change to root, navigated to my Download
directory, and entered...
rpm -ivh *rt2870*.rpm
No errors were reported. The packages now show up in the Add/Remove
software GUI as installed.
For my networking configuration I use the (gnome) Network Manager applet
on the top-right panel. I configured a new connection 'wlan0' with the
correct SSID and WPA pass phrase (which I verified on my bc43 laptop
together with the rest of the applet settings for the new connection).
On system restart the device does seem to attempt to log on the wireless
network. I get the spinning lights at the top right panel for the NetMan
app, and the WUSB600N LED is going nuts. However it eventually fails and
asks for the WPA pass phrase, repeatedly until it gives up after some
number of attempts.
Can anyone help me troubleshoot this or is there an obvious problem I am
Thanks for your time.
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