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I've been scouring the internet for hours, and tried several "solutions". Some I tried, many were for a different distro, none of them worked. The network card I am using ...
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    Question Cannot Bring Up Wireless (Debian Squeeze)


    I've been scouring the internet for hours, and tried several "solutions". Some I tried, many were for a different distro, none of them worked.

    The network card I am using is a Linksys WMP54G ver4.1. I bought this one because I read that it works well under Linux. And it does work very well in Windows XP (on the same machine).

    Here's what I've got:

    lspci:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    03:09.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
    03:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
    ifconfig -a:
    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:30:1b:81:8a:92  
              inet addr:192.168.100.104  Bcast:192.168.100.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::230:1bff:fe81:8a92/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:6858 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:6238 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:5530425 (5.2 MiB)  TX bytes:982131 (959.1 KiB)
              Interrupt:17 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:660 (660.0 B)  TX bytes:660 (660.0 B)
    
    pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 26:c3:04:e0:a5:bc  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:6b:a4:c8:32  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    wpa_cli status:
    Code:
    Selected interface 'wlan0'
    wpa_state=SCANNING
    iwconfig:
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    service networking restart:
    Code:
    Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces ... (warning).
    Reconfiguring network interfaces...Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.1.1-P1
    Copyright 2004-2010 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit isc.org/software/dhcp/
    
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:22:6b:a4:c8:32
    Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:22:6b:a4:c8:32
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    Could not set interface 'wlan0' UP
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.1.1-P1
    Copyright 2004-2010 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit isc.org/software/dhcp/
    
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:22:6b:a4:c8:32
    Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:22:6b:a4:c8:32
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    send_packet: Network is down
    receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
    send_packet: Network is down
    ^C
    Any ideas on where I should be looking?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Judging from your output, this is your wirelesscard
    Code:
    03:09.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
    rt61pci - Debian Wiki

    Could you include the output of
    Code:
    lspci -knn
    and
    Code:
    lsmod
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Could you include the output of
    Code:
    lspci -knn
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller [8086:29c0] (rev 10)
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29c2] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29c3] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c0] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:4364] (rev 12)
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: sky2
    03:09.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI [1814:0301]
    	Subsystem: Linksys WMP54G ver 4.1 [1737:0055]
    	Kernel driver in use: rt61pci
    03:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8023]
    	Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Device [1297:3113]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    lsmod:

    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    cpufreq_conservative     4018  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       1480  0 
    cpufreq_powersave        602  0 
    cpufreq_stats           1997  0 
    ppdev                   4058  0 
    lp                      5570  0 
    sco                     5885  2 
    bridge                 33031  0 
    stp                      996  1 bridge
    bnep                    7452  2 
    rfcomm                 25199  0 
    l2cap                  21721  6 bnep,rfcomm
    crc16                   1027  1 l2cap
    bluetooth              36319  6 sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
    binfmt_misc             4907  1 
    fuse                   44272  1 
    loop                    9769  0 
    firewire_sbp2           9647  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   163390  1 
    arc4                     974  2 
    snd_hda_intel          16823  1 
    ecb                     1405  2 
    snd_hda_codec          46062  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    rt61pci                15716  0 
    rt2x00pci               3773  1 rt61pci
    snd_hwdep               4054  1 snd_hda_codec
    rt2x00lib              19101  2 rt61pci,rt2x00pci
    led_class               1757  1 rt2x00lib
    mac80211              123586  2 rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
    i915                  223022  2 
    snd_pcm                47222  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    drm_kms_helper         18569  1 i915
    cfg80211               87649  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    snd_seq                35463  0 
    snd_timer              12270  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          3673  1 snd_seq
    snd                    34415  10 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    uhci_hcd               16057  0 
    drm                   112053  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    soundcore               3450  1 snd
    firewire_ohci          16725  0 
    i2c_algo_bit            3493  1 i915
    ehci_hcd               28689  0 
    i2c_i801                6462  0 
    rng_core                2178  0 
    rfkill                 10264  4 bluetooth,cfg80211
    snd_page_alloc          5045  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    firewire_core          31243  2 firewire_sbp2,firewire_ohci
    video                  14605  1 i915
    i2c_core               12787  5 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_i801
    eeprom_93cx6             963  1 rt61pci
    crc_itu_t               1035  2 rt61pci,firewire_core
    output                  1204  1 video
    sg                     19937  0 
    psmouse                44837  0 
    usbcore                99321  3 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    sky2                   34040  0 
    nls_base                4541  1 usbcore
    sr_mod                 10770  0 
    cdrom                  26435  1 sr_mod
    parport_pc             15799  1 
    serio_raw               2916  0 
    pcspkr                  1207  0 
    evdev                   5609  7 
    button                  3598  1 i915
    processor              26327  0 
    parport                22554  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    floppy                 40923  0 
    ext3                   94396  1 
    jbd                    32401  1 ext3
    mbcache                 3762  1 ext3
    sd_mod                 26013  3 
    crc_t10dif              1012  1 sd_mod
    ata_generic             2247  0 
    fan                     2586  0 
    ata_piix               17736  2 
    libata                115869  2 ata_generic,ata_piix
    thermal                 9206  0 
    thermal_sys             9378  4 video,processor,fan,thermal
    scsi_mod              105001  5 firewire_sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata

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    Solved! Thanks for the help! I missed this when I was setting it up:

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    aptitude install firmware-ralink

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