Difference between revisions of "RT61 Wireless"

From ArchWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Moved to category "wireless networking")
(restore lost link fragment)
 
(6 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Category:Wireless Networking (English)]]
+
#REDIRECT [[Wireless network configuration#rt2x00]]
 
+
==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 [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16086 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==
+
You can't set the mode to Master with iwconfig. However, hostapd will be able to do that. For more information see this tutorial: http://www.clearfoundation.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,232/catid,40/func,view/id,21824/
+
 
+
There shouldn't be any need for patching or using experimental version anymore. The mentioned tutorial worked for me with the following official packages:
+
* core/kernel26-lts 2.6.32.28-2
+
* community/hostapd 0.7.3-3
+
* core/libnl 1.1-2
+

Latest revision as of 13:51, 18 February 2014