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This is currently not supported by legacy drivers [http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=4203 Serialmonkey Forum]. Solution is to compile new kernel with some patches and using patched hostapd for beacons. [http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=4582 Serialmonkey Again]
 
This is currently not supported by legacy drivers [http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=4203 Serialmonkey Forum]. Solution is to compile new kernel with some patches and using patched hostapd for beacons. [http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=4582 Serialmonkey Again]
 
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Revision as of 11:01, 27 June 2010


Installation

The RT61 Driver is included in the official kernel-tree so you must only load the rt61 module using:

# modprobe rt61pci

If you want to load the module at startup you can add it to MODULES=() in rc.conf like this:

MODULES=(... fuse rt61pci snd-via82xx ...)

Some RT61 devices need to load the firmware (you can check it using the dmesg command) so you must install the rt2x00-rt61-fw package using:

# pacman -S rt2x00-rt61-fw

Bringing up the interface

No encryption and WEP encryption

Edit rc.conf to met your config:

wlan_wlan0='wlan0 essid <youressid>' #no encryption
wlan_wlan0='wlan0 essid <youressid> key open s:<yourWEPkey>' #WEP encryption
wlan0=('dhcp')
INTERFACES=(wlan0 lo) #among other interfaces

WPA/PSK or WPA2/PSK

The README file tells you how to configure the interface using iwconfig and iwlist commands. To set up the system to configure the interface at startup you can use the AUR package scripts from klixon. Simply download 'rt61wpa' to '/etc/rc.d/rt61wpa' and 'rt61-wpa.conf.d' to '/etc/conf.d/rt61-wpa', configure the 'rt61-wpa' file and place 'rt61wpa' in your rc.conf DAEMONS array before 'network'. You also have to put

wlan0=('dhcp')
INTERFACES=(wlan0 lo) #among other interfaces

in your rc.conf.

Master Mode

This is currently not supported by legacy drivers Serialmonkey Forum. Solution is to compile new kernel with some patches and using patched hostapd for beacons. Serialmonkey Again

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