I have a generic Ralink RT61 WiFi card and I wish to install it on an AMD 64 with Suse 10.1.
I downloaded the latest driver release from the Ralink website v18.104.22.168. It said that in the release notes it supports x64.
I followed the installation instructions. During the "#make all" step I had plenty of warnings, but no errors. I then loaded the module - so I thought with the insmod rt61.ko and ifconfig ra0 inet up followed by dhcpd ra0. When I ping a web address it comes up with host unknown.
I did edit the rt61sta.dat file and changed the SSID="the name of the router"; by the way is that case sensitive? Left everything else in rt61sta.dat alone.
When I do modprobe ra0 - it returns module does not exist. ifconfig only lists the local loopback. The green light is on at the back of the card and the orange LED occasionally flickers - if that helps?
Can anyone please help?
There are so many different types of instructions out there. Some require creating a directory called extra after the kernel directory?
you have to put the command ifconfig ra0 inet [your ip] up
and then you must configure it with iwconfig to set de ssid and channel settings etc.