[blfs-support] Wireless errors

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Sun Mar 17 14:28:52 PDT 2013


On 03/17/2013 10:27 PM, spiky wrote:
> 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 192.168.0.200 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
>

If you have built your wireless driver into kernel, then you have to 
built firmware into kernel, too. If not, udev should load it when the 
module is loaded - you should get "firmware not found" or no error if 
not/if suceeded.



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