Subject: Re: Ralink (cardbus) problem
To: Chavdar Ivanov <>
From: Dheeraj Reddy <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/2005 23:23:43
On 10/11/05, Chavdar Ivanov <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I managed at last to swap my Prism54 based SMC card for a Belkin
> RA2560 cardbus wireless. The card is supposed to be supported - even
> the ral man page lists it (well, very close). Added 'ral* on cardbus*'
> to my kernel definition, rebuilt it and rebooted. The card is
> recognized correctly -
> ---
> al0 at cardbus0 function 0: irq 10
> ral0: MAC/BBP RT2560 (rev 0x04), RF RT2525, address 00:11:50:4a:40:d4
> ral0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
> ral0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps
> 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
> ---
> ifconfig ral0 gives status: no network:
>         ssid 3com nwkey 0xc0ffeec0ffeec0ffeec0ffeec0
>         powersave off
>         address: 00:11:50:4a:40:d4
>         media: IEEE802.11 autoselect mode 11g (DS1 mode 11g)
>         status: no network
>         inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
>         inet6 fe80::211:50ff:fe4a:40d4%ral0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
> Any ideas?
I got a hawking tech. cardbus card. with the same chipset.
forcing it to a particular channel seems to help bring my card's
status to 'active'.

# ifconfig ral0 nwid <ssid> nwkey <0x......> chan 6

of course. it is a workaround only for now..