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[[Category:Networking (English)]]
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#REDIRECT [[Wireless Setup#rt2x00]]
 
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==Installation==
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The RT61 Driver is included in the official kernel-tree so you must only load the rt61 module using:
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# modprobe rt61pci
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If you want to load the module at startup you can add it to MODULES=() in rc.conf like this:
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MODULES=(... fuse '''rt61pci''' snd-via82xx ...)
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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:
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# pacman -S rt2x00-rt61-fw
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==Bringing up the interface==
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===No encryption and WEP encryption===
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Edit rc.conf to met your config:
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wlan_wlan0='wlan0 essid <youressid>' #no encryption
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wlan_wlan0='wlan0 essid <youressid> key open s:<yourWEPkey>' #WEP encryption
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wlan0=('dhcp')
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INTERFACES=(wlan0 lo) #among other interfaces
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===WPA/PSK or WPA2/PSK===
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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 [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=10514&O=0&L=0&C=0&K=rt61&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25&do_MyPackages=0&do_Orphans=0&SeB=nd| rt61-cvs 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
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wlan0=('dhcp')
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INTERFACES=(wlan0 lo) #among other interfaces
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in your rc.conf.
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==Master Mode==
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This is currently not supported by legacy drivers [http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB2/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/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4582 Serialmonkey Again]
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Revision as of 22:36, 3 August 2013