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Old 21st January 2010, 03:26 PM
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Wifi device detected but can't connect

Hi all.

I have just installed the last FC distro, and everything works good, except the wireless network.

I have a Linksys N-Ultra WirelessN USB wifi card, model WUSB600N.
It uses the rt2x00 driver, concretely the rt2870 driver (at least, thats the driver included in the original device drivers CD).

Right now, the problem is that i don't know how to make my Fedora 12 to enable and/or connect to internet.

I would thank a lot if you can point me in the correct direction, since i have not used Linux since the 6.x SuSE Linux Version came out

On the other hand, i left you here some information, maybe help you to get a solution:

dmesg | tail

usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Cisco-Linksys LLC
usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy1::radio
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy1::assoc
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy1::quality
rt2800usb 1-3:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
phy1 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.
rt2800usb 1-3:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
phy1 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.



iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz
Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



lsmod

rt2x00usb 9092 1 rt2800usb

I'm being using FC12, kernel 2.6.31, with GNOME Desktop.

As we can see, FC12 detects the device, except for those "phy1 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware." in dmesg|tail.

In the GNOME tool (the "Network Connections GNOME program), appears no wifi networks.

Any tip on how i need to make this to work propertly? Or even any link where i can obtain info about this?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 21st January 2010, 04:16 PM
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Hello Ubermann

Welcome to the forum.

I think you'll find that you need to install the firmware for your card. There are licence restrictions to it and so it doesn't make it into Fedora. Take a look into this thread:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...ghlight=rt2870
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Old 21st January 2010, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for your help bbfuller.

I didn't saw that thread before. Anyway, thanks for your fast answer :-)
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Old 28th January 2010, 10:05 AM
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Sorry for double post. Just to give feedback.

Now it works properly, but as I have installed Fedora 12 directly from the ISO available in the Fedora web page (this is, without kernel updates or any other patch/update), the RPMs into the rpmfusion repository didn't work for my Fedora 12 Kernel version (i don't remember now the version, but was something like 2.x.x - 5) so I had to search in rpbone repository:

http://rpm.pbone.net

Other than that, all was correct.

So, I would ask to a moderator/administrator/Thread Opener to update or add this repository to the original thread to avoid troubleshoot to future users that don't find the appropriate RPMs matching their kernel version, if this is other that the ones included in rpmfusion repository.

Anyway, thanks for your tip.
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Old 28th January 2010, 06:06 PM
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Hello Ubermann

There are two pairs of rpmfusion repositories. One pair should be maintained as the release version of Fedora precisely so it can be used directly after an install, the other mirrors the changes in Fedora. The individual repositories in those pairs are for "free" software and "non-free" software. That's free and non-free in licensing terms.

They can be installed on a machine with:

Code:
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Impossible in your case if you can't get a wired internet connection. However, it's pretty easy to deduce the addresses of the actual repositories.

Here's the one that you needed to get the actual Fedora package:

Code:
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/12/Everything/i386/os/
The others follow logically from that.

I'm sure though that the actual package you downloaded won't differ by much, if anything.
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