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slackware:rt2xxx [2008/05/26 10:16]
alien Info about kernel's rt2x00
slackware:rt2xxx [2008/09/11 11:52] (current)
alien WPA configuration information has it's own page now.
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 ===== The rt2x00 project ====== ===== The rt2x00 project ======
  
-Wireless cards based on RaLink's chipsets are very well-suited for Linux computers. RaLink actively supports Linux and the Open Source community by releasing the code for a driver and configuration utility. Based on that code, re-developed driver for these cards is hosted at [[http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com]]. This drivers (although still in beta) are working good and are quite stable. They are different from other modern wireless drivers in that they have built-in WPA support. It is not dependent on a third-party tool like [[http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/ | wpa_supplicant]]. The rt2x00 driver will eventually replace the current rt2400, rt2500, rt2570, rt61 and rt73 drivers.+Wireless cards based on RaLink's chipsets are very well-suited for Linux computers. RaLink actively supports Linux and the Open Source community by releasing the code for a driver and configuration utility. Based on that code, re-developed drivers for these cards are hosted at [[http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com]]. These drivers (although still in beta) are working well and are quite stable. They are different from other modern wireless drivers in that they have built-in WPA support. It is not dependent on a third-party tool like [[http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/ | wpa_supplicant]]. The rt2x00 driver will eventually replace the current rt2400, rt2500, rt2570, rt61 and rt73 drivers.
  
 ==== Kernel-supported rt2x00 (2.6.24 and later) ==== ==== Kernel-supported rt2x00 (2.6.24 and later) ====
  
-The rt2x00 driver included in the Linux kernels since 2.6.24 and which replaces all of the legacy RaLink drivers, does not have a built-in WPA support. Instead, it communicates with wpa_supplicant through the **''wext''** driver of wpa_supplicant. For more information on how to configure wpa_supplicant see the [[slackware:madwifi#support_for_wpa_encryption|WPA section of my madwifi page]].+The rt2x00 driver included in the Linux kernels since 2.6.24 and which replaces all of the legacy RaLink drivers, does not have a built-in WPA support. Instead, it communicates with wpa_supplicant through the **''wext''** driver of wpa_supplicant. For more information on how to configure wpa_supplicant see the [[:slackware:network#wpa_encryption|WPA section of my //Slackware network configuration// page]].
  
 ==== Legacy drivers ==== ==== Legacy drivers ====
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 installpkg /tmp/rt2500-20080517_2.6.24.5_smp-i486-1alien.tgz installpkg /tmp/rt2500-20080517_2.6.24.5_smp-i486-1alien.tgz
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-SlackBuild scripts and packages for the rt61 and rt73 driver can be found at the same location. Build and installation is analoguous to the above intructions.+SlackBuild scripts and packages for the rt2570, rt61 and rt73 drivers can be found at the same location. Build and installation is analogous to the above instructions for the rt2500 driver.
  
  

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