[rt2x00-users] Linux-2.6.32 and RT2870 based WiFi devices
Gertjan van Wingerde
gwingerde at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 23:27:31 EST 2011
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM, kanagesh radhakrishnan
<rkanagesh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Helmut Schaa <helmut.schaa at googlemail.com>
>> Am Dienstag, 22. März 2011 schrieb kanagesh radhakrishnan:
>> > Has anyone seen problems while attempting to use Ralink based WiFi
>> > devices
>> > with Linux-2.6.32 kernel?
>> > More specifically, has anyone been able to get D-Link's DWA-140 USB
>> > Wi-Fi
>> > dongle to work with Linux-2.6.32?
>> 2.6.32 is quite old and didn't support rt2870 devices very well. The only
>> option you've got is to use a newer kernel or to compile compat-wireless
>> for 2.6.32.
>>  http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download
> Hello Helmut,
> Thank you very much for the information.
> I already have the DWA-140 Module working on the DVEVM with Linux-2.6.34.
> However, I have some other issues with Linux-2.6.34 (not related to WiFi)
> and hence my requirement to get it working with Linux-2.6.32.
> I am currently attempting to get it working with compat-wireless as you
> Meanwhile, I also have another D-Link USB WiFi dongle (DWA-125) which is a
> RT3070 device. From what I went through in the Linux-2.6.32 kernel, unlike
> support for RT2870 devices, I did not see support for RT3070 based devices .
> Would you be able to tell me about support for RT3070 devices with
> Thank you for your time and help.
The same approach would be applicable. compat-wireless has proper support for
RT3070 based devices, so installing compat-wireless on 2.6.32 should give you
support for these devices as well.
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