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Old 01-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Ivan Virgili
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

I have just got hold of a GIGABYTE WMKG Wireless Notebook PCMCIA
Adapter. I installed the Ralink firmware on F8, restarted my laptop and
the card was recognised and started working immediately.


I now have got the following problems (one is really minor):

- the card is set to 1 Mb/s when the computer starts and I have to
manually run "iwconfig wlan1 rate 54M" to get the full speed.

How can set that permanently? Which file do I need to work on?
I had a look around (Google, my Fedora installation, etc.), but I did
not find a solution.


- the network adapter shows the power led always on (fine), but the link
led does not flash. It does work, because it goes on for one split of a
second when the card is "started". This is not a huge issue, but I would
like to figure out how to make it work.


Thank you,

Ivan

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Old 01-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Tanguy Eric
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

Le jeudi 03 janvier 2008 à 21:23 +0000, Ivan Virgili a écrit :
> I have just got hold of a GIGABYTE WMKG Wireless Notebook PCMCIA
> Adapter. I installed the Ralink firmware on F8, restarted my laptop and
> the card was recognised and started working immediately.
>
> I now have got the following problems (one is really minor):
>
> - the card is set to 1 Mb/s when the computer starts and I have to
> manually run "iwconfig wlan1 rate 54M" to get the full speed.
> How can set that permanently? Which file do I need to work on?
> I had a look around (Google, my Fedora installation, etc.), but I did
> not find a solution.
>
> - the network adapter shows the power led always on (fine), but the link
> led does not flash. It does work, because it goes on for one split of a
> second when the card is "started". This is not a huge issue, but I would
> like to figure out how to make it work.
>
> Thank you,
>
Maybe it's the same problem
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=382781

For the power led : bugzilla.

Eric


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Old 01-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Ivan Virgili
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

Ivan Virgili wrote:
- the card is set to 1 Mb/s when the computer starts and I have to
manually run "iwconfig wlan1 rate 54M" to get the full speed.

How can set that permanently? Which file do I need to work on?
I had a look around (Google, my Fedora installation, etc.), but I did
not find a solution.


OK, solution to this problem found.
I had already tried it, but for some reason it did not work.
It worked the second time around.

/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-wlan1

RATE=54M

instead of

RATE=Auto

This can also be set through System -> Administration -> Network -> and
then edit wlan1 connection (in my case) and wireless settings.

Very basic, but I had never had to do it before.

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Ivan Virgili
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

Tanguy Eric wrote:

Le jeudi 03 janvier 2008 à 21:23 +0000, Ivan Virgili a écrit :
- the card is set to 1 Mb/s when the computer starts and I have to
manually run "iwconfig wlan1 rate 54M" to get the full speed.

How can set that permanently? Which file do I need to work on?
I had a look around (Google, my Fedora installation, etc.), but I did
not find a solution.

Maybe it's the same problem
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=382781


For the power led : bugzilla.

Eric


Hi Eric,

Thank you for that.
It is exactly the same issue.

Ivan

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:23 PM
"Tod Merley"
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

On Jan 3, 2008 1:23 PM, Ivan Virgili <ivnmad@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have just got hold of a GIGABYTE WMKG Wireless Notebook PCMCIA
> Adapter. I installed the Ralink firmware on F8, restarted my laptop and
> the card was recognised and started working immediately.
>
> I now have got the following problems (one is really minor):
>
> - the card is set to 1 Mb/s when the computer starts and I have to
> manually run "iwconfig wlan1 rate 54M" to get the full speed.
> How can set that permanently? Which file do I need to work on?
> I had a look around (Google, my Fedora installation, etc.), but I did
> not find a solution.
>
> - the network adapter shows the power led always on (fine), but the link
> led does not flash. It does work, because it goes on for one split of a
> second when the card is "started". This is not a huge issue, but I would
> like to figure out how to make it work.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Ivan
>
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Hi Ivan Virgili!

I may not be able to get to this conversation further since my
internet is going away for a while (people move from time to time) but
I believe others would like to know:

I would appear from what you have written that you do not associate
with an access point. Is that true? Do you actually connect?

Which Fedora (5? 7? 8?)? Which Kernel (uname -a)?

Which kernel module is talking to your GIGABYTE WMKG? (see: man lsmod)

What is the output of ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist (see: man iwlist),
iwspy, and iwevent (it is good to run this in a separate terminal as
you work with the other tools).

Do you see anything interesting in dmesg or /var/log/messages
concerning your wireless adapter? You also might do an lspci -v -v -x
-x.

Good Hunting!

Tod

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Ivan Virgili
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

Tod Merley wrote:

Hi Ivan Virgili!

I may not be able to get to this conversation further since my
internet is going away for a while (people move from time to time) but
I believe others would like to know:


Hi Tod,

The card connects fine, but at 1Mb/s if I set Rate=Auto.
If I change the rate manually to Rate=54M, then I get full speed.

kernel 2.6.23.12-99.fc8
rt61pci-firmware - 1.2-4.noarch

Thanks to Eric Tanguy I now know there is bug filed for that problem.

I have just filed another bug for the other problem (link led), under:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427456

Regards,

Ivan

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Old 01-03-2008, 10:02 PM
"Tod Merley"
 
Default Ralink 2500 chipset based pcmcia wireless card

On Jan 3, 2008 2:41 PM, Ivan Virgili <ivnmad@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tod Merley wrote:
> > Hi Ivan Virgili!
> >
> > I may not be able to get to this conversation further since my
> > internet is going away for a while (people move from time to time) but
> > I believe others would like to know:
>
> Hi Tod,
>
> The card connects fine, but at 1Mb/s if I set Rate=Auto.
> If I change the rate manually to Rate=54M, then I get full speed.
>
> kernel 2.6.23.12-99.fc8
> rt61pci-firmware - 1.2-4.noarch
>
> Thanks to Eric Tanguy I now know there is bug filed for that problem.
>
> I have just filed another bug for the other problem (link led), under:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427456
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Ivan
>
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Hi again Ivan!

Eric rocks!

I noted his message and followed the bug which looked like it probably
solved it for you - but - since I had already written what I had I
thought I would send it. I hope it does prove useful to someone along
the way.

Have a lot of Fun!

Tod

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