Almost there (I think) wireless network config question.
Hey, I'm currently running Slackware 10.1.0 on my laptop. I'm trying to configure my Ralink 802.11G built in wireless card. I believe I've got the Module installed correctly due to my iwconfig output:
ra0 RT2500 Wireless ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412GHz Bit Rate:1Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
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
I've read the README file that came with the driver (version rt2500-1.1.0), however, none of the instructions given for configuration seem to work for me. I've tried editing the rc.wireless.conf file. which reads:
# Generic example (decribe all possible settings)
INFO="Fill with your own settings..."
# ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
# NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
# Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
# Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
# Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
# Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M
# Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
# RTS threshold : off, 500
# Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
# Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
# iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
# iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
However, none of this seems to be passed to the card. I run an open network, and have ruled out the possibility that it's my router. I'm just not sure where to go fron here. Any help is appreciated.