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I am trying to install a driver for my Encore ENLWI-N WiFi card (Ralink RT2860 chipset). The README that comes with it makes absolutely no sense and is definitely not ...
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    I am trying to install a driver for my Encore ENLWI-N WiFi card (Ralink RT2860 chipset).

    The README that comes with it makes absolutely no sense and is definitely not meant for Linux newbies to understand.

    I found these other 2 posts but they don't make much more sense to me either.

    [ubuntu] How to install wireless linux driver (ENLWI-N) - Ubuntu Forums

    Ubuntu Forums - View Single Post - rt2860 Ralink chipset

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    ralink is very good with linux--if you goto

    Ralink Technology: Linux

    you find a .tgz file

    2009_0521_RT2860_Linux_STA_V2.1.2.tgz

    that when unpacked compiles very nicely into a driver
    rt2860sta.ko that I am unable to test, having no such
    card.

    you will need kernel sources installed
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    What are kernel sources?

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    Tried it, it installed, but the wireless is still not listed in the connections.

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    What is the output of:
    Code:
    lspci
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    Code:
    $ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub to ESI Port (rev 12)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 12)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 12)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev 12)
    00:14.0 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers (rev 12)
    00:14.1 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Registers (rev 12)
    00:14.2 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Registers (rev 12)
    00:14.3 PIC: Intel Corporation X58 I/O Hub Throttle Registers (rev 12)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 1
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 3
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 4
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 5
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIR (ICH10R) LPC Interface Controller
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
    00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller
    01:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Device 0720
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9800 GT (rev a2)
    04:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. 20360/20363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 03)
    04:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. 20360/20363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 03)
    05:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. Device 3403
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    08:01.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2800 802.11n PCI
    I see it says "RaLink RT2800" in there, I don't know where I saw that that card had a RaLink 2860.

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    Please also post the output of the following:

    lsmod
    uname -r


    Which distribution are you using?

    I haven't been able to find too much info, but it looks like the rt2870sta driver supports your card. This should be included by default in most recent releases, I think. At least, I've seen that Ubuntu 9.04 should have it.

    It's possible you need to install the compat-wireless group. Again, how to do this varies depending on your distro.

    TUTORIAL: Installing drivers RTL8187, r8187, RT2800usb on UBUNTU

    Download - Linux Wireless

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    I am using Fedora 11.

    Code:
    $ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    vfat                   10896  1 
    fat                    48728  1 vfat
    fuse                   57920  2 
    ipt_MASQUERADE          3136  1 
    iptable_nat             6352  1 
    nf_nat                 18628  2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
    bridge                 51168  0 
    stp                     2644  1 bridge
    llc                     6128  2 bridge,stp
    bnep                   14288  2 
    sco                    11780  2 
    l2cap                  22480  3 bnep
    bluetooth              53300  5 bnep,sco,l2cap
    sunrpc                185448  1 
    ip6t_REJECT             4064  2 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      14632  2 
    ip6table_filter         3936  1 
    ip6_tables             18784  1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6                  290112  52 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    cpufreq_ondemand        7696  8 
    acpi_cpufreq            9832  0 
    freq_table              4816  2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
    dm_multipath           16168  0 
    kvm_intel              47768  0 
    kvm                   152904  1 kvm_intel
    uinput                  8704  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   265044  1 
    snd_hda_intel          29000  2 
    nvidia              10305592  38 
    snd_hda_codec          65376  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    iTCO_wdt               13120  0 
    snd_hwdep               8600  1 snd_hda_codec
    firewire_ohci          22788  0 
    usb_storage           101472  1 
    i2c_i801               10064  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support     3476  1 iTCO_wdt
    snd_pcm                79960  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    firewire_core          44196  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t               2000  1 firewire_core
    nouveau               472656  0 
    rt2860sta             524332  0 
    snd_timer              22496  1 snd_pcm
    pata_jmicron            3968  0 
    r8169                  33780  0 
    mii                     4944  1 r8169
    pcspkr                  2848  0 
    asus_atk0110            9920  0 
    wmi                     7120  0 
    snd                    65096  10 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore               7024  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          9216  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    hwmon                   2904  1 asus_atk0110
    ata_generic             5812  0 
    pata_acpi               5040  0 
    radeon                519608  0 
    drm                   205980  2 nouveau,radeon
    i2c_algo_bit            5972  2 nouveau,radeon
    i2c_core               22240  6 nvidia,i2c_i801,nouveau,radeon,drm,i2c_algo_bit
    Code:
    $ uname -r
    2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64

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    Well rt2860sta is loading. I assume you aren't seeing your wireless network in the network manager?

    Can you give the output of

    iwconfig
    ifconfig
    dmesg | grep firmware
    dmesg | grep rt2860

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    When I click that little network icon on top of the screen (in GNOME), no wireless connections are listed. (Only the wired connection I am using now.)

    Code:
    $ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    ra0       Ralink STA  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
              Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz  
              Link Quality=10/100  Signal level:0 dBm  Noise level:-143 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    
    virbr0    no wireless extensions.
    Code:
    $ ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:18:35:FD:9B  
              inet addr:192.168.1.74  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::226:18ff:fe35:fd9b/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:272992 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:145954 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:390189024 (372.1 MiB)  TX bytes:11012750 (10.5 MiB)
              Interrupt:55 Base address:0xa000 
    
    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:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:9725 (9.4 KiB)  TX bytes:9725 (9.4 KiB)
    
    virbr0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 66:CC:FA:82:66:4B  
              inet addr:192.168.122.1  Bcast:192.168.122.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::64cc:faff:fe82:664b/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:29 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:5269 (5.1 KiB)
    Code:
    $ dmesg | grep firmware
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1a-05
    Code:
    $ dmesg | grep rt2860
    rt2860 0000:08:01.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17

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