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wireless problem

Postby rob1984 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 22:29

hi,
i need help getting my wireless internet on.
i've installed the driver off serialmonkey and sabayon seems to recognise my card but can't find my AP.
when i 'iwlist wlan0 scan', i get nothing. can anyone help?

all the extra info i know how to get is below:

my wireless card according to lspci:
00:11.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)

and ifconfig:
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:09:BF:7B:8E
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
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Re: wireless problem

Postby freeallbadgers » Wed Nov 21, 2007 0:28

You didnt say what version of Sabayon you're using, but I'm gonna assume that its some flavour 3.4, there was a few isssues with that chipset in 3.4, they've all been resolved in P.E. tho, and therefore 3.5 will be fine too.

http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=10770&p=62486&hilit=rt2500#p62486
http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=9699&p=57056&hilit=rt2500#p57056

Those two urls should help


rob1984 wrote:i've installed the driver off serialmonkey and sabayon seems to recognise my card but can't find my AP.


I hope you used the package manager to do that, not a good idea to install outside of portage.
“I just finished compiling glibc and now it says there is a new update available? Arrgh! It never ends!!”
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Re: wireless problem

Postby rob1984 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 16:57

i didnt use the package manager because i cant get online. i have a small windows partition so i downloaded the drivers off the site. bad idea?

what if i use ndswrapper? has anybody been successful with that?
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Re: wireless problem

Postby freeallbadgers » Fri Nov 23, 2007 17:01

If you look at the second post it shows you how to get it working with ndiswrapper.
“I just finished compiling glibc and now it says there is a new update available? Arrgh! It never ends!!”
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Re: wireless problem

Postby rob1984 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 0:20

no luck. it seems to have made the situation worse. any other ideas?
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