The ubuntu kernel contains proprietary firmware, the debian one does not. This may be different if you saved it somewhere else. If you need to reset your password, click here. With the older If the above instructions for the configuration of the driver do not work for you, continue to the next section that will install R aconfig or R utilT. Or, if for some reason you wish to install a newer version of the driver follow the ‘Compile Newer Driver’ section. If your use one of the latter and wish to compile the driver anyway, note these release specific instructions Please note you will need to have an active internet connection for these instructions to work, so you may need to hook up via ethernet temporarily.

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RaConfig is contained in these packages so even if you don’t need new drivers you still need to download them.

rt2050 This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. You will need for this guide; your access point’s ESSID case-sensitive ; the key case-sensitive used to access the access-point; the encryption used for the key.

In the future, all you’ll need to do is click the Activate button to connect to the wireless network.

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The developers of the driver intend to replace R aconfig with this tool, and discontinue the development of the former. For ddebian indication of support with a specific device, see the Wireless Adapter Chipset Directory. Visit the tool’s homepage at http: If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Now to solve the dependencies: Open a “Terminal” window.

First we’re going to download the tool. You can now erase the unpacked rt folder and the archive itself. Before we install it, rt500 test it. This is the output of lspci for this card: Module Device name s help page free? Any ideas about this? To do so, use lspci -k.

Non-free drivers and firmware are produced by entities refusing or unable to cooperate with the free software community. I’m using wicd to connect to my router on Debian, and under Ubuntu, I use the default network-manager, but I’ve used network-manager on Debian too before, with the same results as above.

If you extracted it somewhere else, adjust the address accordingly.

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Most of the work will be done through the Terminal. To install the utility, you’ll need to download and install the kdebase and qt3 development packages.

Once you click the “Activate” button, you should be connected to your wireless network service essays and Mobile Febian Design Services.


Add the following line to the beginning of the stanza: This is only needed for users of Ubuntu 5. Having a problem logging in?

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Find More Posts by Hungry ghost. Or, if for some reason you wish to install a newer version of the driver follow the ‘Compile Newer Driver’ section. Linux home networking wiki debiah about wireless networking. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

[ubuntu] how to install rt driver from ralink

In the text editor window that opened search for a stanza beginning with “iface ra0”. A good indication of support is Tux being displayed on the product’s packaging.

Availability of compatible WiFi chipsets Currently there are only a few modern wifi chipsets readily available that work with free software systems. Very slow connection speed.

Hi, I don’t have the firmware-ralink package installed, but I think I don’t need it, since according to aptitude, it is meant for these cards: