Ubuntu Networking :: Edimax EW-7128g Wireless PCI Not Working With Ralink RT2561/RT61 Chipset
Sep 5, 2010
Just installed Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and everything seems to be working nicely except I have no networking.
The card does not appear in the Network Settings GUI. The only 3 tabs I have are General, DNS, and Hosts.
A screen grab is attached.
I'm a long time Windows user trying out some of the best Linux creative apps I can find. So, Ubuntu Studio was a no brainer. I checked the manufacturer's site for linux drivers and they are available, but I don't know how current. (Edimax site, not RaLink's site.) I opened the file and it looks like it needs to be compiled and installed to work. Something I know almost nothing about. The card is listed as supported in this forum for Ubuntu 9x but I can't find information about it for 10.04
PS. I have no networking on the system but I can transfer files via USB flash drives if needed.
Some System info:
1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Dell Precision 650
2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset: 03:0c.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
3 ) check interface: robert@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
I have just purchased an Edimax EW-7128g with Ralink RT61 chip and physically installed it in a system running CentOS 5.2. Trying to follow the installation instructions, I get the following:
[root@webtest Module]# make all make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build SUBDIRS=/root/drivers/2007_1210_RT61_Linux_STA_v184.108.40.206/Module modules make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [all] Error 2
The problem is that although /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build exists, it appears to be a link:
[root@webtest Module]# ls -l /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Mar 23 15:34 /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-92.el5-i686
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Firstly I downloaded the most recent driver from here: [URL]...RT2501PCI/mPCI/CB(RT61:RT2561/RT2561S/RT2661) is the driver I downloaded. Next I performed the following steps: Code: robinsjp@home-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential gcc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
About a year ago I had a different computer with this same wireless card (edimax EW-7128g) and it was recognized immediately after I installed ubuntu 8.10. I found this hardware compatibility page, and it says it is compatible, at least on 9.04.
After reading this old guide I found:[URL].. I downloaded the latest driver, and followed the instructions (i had to refer to the readme too, some things were slightly different which I'm assuming is because it's the 2010 driver not the version referred to in that tutorial) up until:
(e) copy the rt61.ko driver file to the modules directory then load it Code: $ sudo cp rt61.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/. $ sudo depmod $ sudo modprobe rt61
I don't see where rt61.ko is.I've got the information for my wireless connection edited into /etc/Wireless/RT61STA/ rt61sta.dat iwconfig shows pretty much default stuff, no mention of my wireless card or any type of connection, though the card does show up at the bottom of the lspci query. I added the wireless connection information into the "Network Connections" prompt in the preferences, but obviously that's not accomplished much of anything for obvious reasons. Should I just install 9.04? Judging from this account, getting this wireless card to work would be a hell of a lot easier.
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