[blfs-support] Wireless errors

spiky martynvidler at aol.com
Sun Mar 17 14:27:16 PDT 2013

On 17/03/13 21:20, Armin K. wrote:
> On 03/17/2013 09:44 PM, spiky wrote:
>> Hi
>> I having trouble with usb wireless, I have installed the drivers for the
>> device
>> belkin **F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2571W]*
>> * The kernel has the rt73usb=y
>> The error is
>> root [ /etc/sysconfig ]# ifup wlan0
>>        Bringing up the wlan0 interface...
>>     *  Adding IPv4 address to the wlan0 interface... [  OK  ]
>> RTNETLINK answers: No such file or directory
>>    *** ay already setup; skipping. [ WARN ]
>> I have tried this with kernel 3.8.3 which is all working and I have
>> tried on kernel3.7.10.
>> My only thought is there is something Networking "protocols" I have missed.
> I am unsure what's the error but did you install firmware? I rememmber
> ralink cards needed firmware to load properly. Also, yre you sure that
> your network card is called wlan0? udev now renames it to strange names.
I have tried it with the firmware in /lib/firmware I will try it again. 
To install the firmware I just opened the file and copied rt73.bin to 
/lib/firmware Hope that was correct

Also iwconfig returns
wlan0     no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
So i,m taking it as wlan0

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