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Rt2400 Installation Guide

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Generic Instructions for the installation of the rt2400 driver module

Below you will find the generic instructions for compiling and installing the rt2400 wireless driver module under Linux. More specific instructions for your specific distribution may exist in the form of community submitted HOWTOS

Compilation and Installation

1. Ensure that you have your current kernel sources expanded in the default
directory (i.e. /usr/src/linux-2.x.x). We also recommend that the sources
you have here are the ones you used to build your current running kernel. 
2. Check that you have the Wireless Extensions built into your running
kernel from the sources above. This option can be found in 'make menuconfig'
under Network Device Support->Wireless LAN->Wireless LAN (non-hamradio).
3. Ensure you have a symlink from /lib/modules/2.x.x/build to that kernel
source directory (i.e. symlink from /lib/modules/2.x.x/build ->
4. Expand the rt2400 source package using tar -xzvf rt2400-x.x.x.tar.gz
5. Change into the rt2400-x.x.x/source folder
6. Run 'make'
7. Run 'make install' 

Loading the Module

Assuming everything has installed correctly you should be able to load the module with the command  'modprobe rt2400'
From here you can tell if the module has loaded by running 'iwconfig'. You should get an output simular to that below.
   lo        no wireless extensions.
   ra0       RT2400 Wireless  ESSID:"<ANY>"  
             Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412GHz  Bit Rate:1Mb/s   
             RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
             Encryption key:off
             Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
             Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
             Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
If you can see the 'ra0' interface then the module has loaded correctly and you are in business.

From here See the Module Usage Guide


       1. Firstly, replace the 'make' command in step 6 with 'make debug'.
       2. Secondly, load the module with an extra debug parameter using the command 'modprobe rt2400 debug=1'.

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