Re: RT2500USB Wireless LAN driver for Linux
On 5/21/05, Bin Zhang <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 5/21/05, Jérémy Bobbio <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I am glad to announce the release of ural-linux 0.8, a driver for
> > wireless LAN devices based on the RT2500 USB chipset  from Ralink
> > Technologies.
> > http://etudiants.insia.org/~jbobbio/ural-linux/
> > This driver is a port of Damien Bergamini's *BSD driver . It depends
> > on a device-independent implementation of the 802.11 protocols that
> > originated in the BSD community and was ported to Linux for the MADWIFI
> > driver .
> > My primary motivation for this port was being able to use wireless
> > connections on my PowerBook 12" with an Asus WL-167g under Debian.
> > The driver is currently stable enough for daily use on unencrypted
> > channels.
> This is a very good news for me. Thanks.
> I have just tested it on my iBook G4 1.2Ghz, it works well for my
> D-link DWL-G122 (version b1).
> Not test WEP yet. A question: what about WPA ?
Update : good news for me. :)
I just get WPA to work using wpa_supplicant.
(I am using the version ural-linux-0.8.2.tar.bz2 now.)
I add a line in /etc/network/interfaces:
iface eth1 inet dhcp
(It's eth1 for me)
The file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
psk="my secret passphrase"
Then as root,
# wpa_supplicant -Bw -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi
# ifup eth1
(Merci encore Jérémy.)
> > As this is my first real work inside the Linux kernel, there sure is
> > room for improvements, and I'll gladly welcome patches and comments.
> > Please note that monitor mode is currently broken, and that fiddling
> > with iwconfig sometime leads to freezes or kernel panics.
> > Cheers,
> > Jérémy.
> >  http://www.ralinktech.com/prod-4.htm
> >  http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ral/
> >  http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/