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    [SOLVED] rt2500 on Mint


    I have an Asus WL-107G which uses the rt2500 chipset. Linux recognizes the pcmcia card and has even assigned it an interface of wlan0.

    The laptop I'm using is an IBM T41 which has a built in ipw2100 chipset. which has been assigned to int. eth1.

    I have a linksys wlan router hooked up in the room for testing.

    I test the interface by doing:
    Code:
    iwlist wlan0 scan
    And it does not find any wireless networks, however the same command using the ipw2100, eth1 int. will show the network.

    I have tried to rmmod rt2500 and then reinstall using modprobe using the newest drivers I found online, and the same thing...it can see the interface but it appears to not be working, I have tried placing the card in and out of managed and monitor mode...still nothing if i do
    Code:
    lsmod|grep rt
    it returns several different rt25xx drivers.

    Any ideas? For the record the same card, drivers and laptop work on slack... TIA

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    So what were these modules that were listed when you ran "lsmod | grep rt"? It could be that you may need to blacklist some of the drivers.

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    I figured this out. There were two different rt2500 modules, one was rt2500pci and the other was plain old rt2500. I modprobe -r both of them then modprobe rt2500 using the newest drivers I found online and it worked...

    Apparently Mint installs both of them, which I find odd because they negate each other


    Thanks for the reply though....

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