[CentOS] Wireless problem

Giles Coochey giles at coochey.net
Fri Oct 15 08:37:15 EDT 2010


  On 15/10/2010 06:06, David wrote:
> Hi folks
> I just installed Centos 5.5. I heard about the new changes in wifi 
> support. I tried a USB wifi card from Netgear, and It works fine. It 
> didn't en Centos 5.4, so that's great news.
> The problem is I have a Linksys WUSB54GC USB wifi card and I want to 
> make it work.
> I get this messages in /var/log/messages as soon as I plug it in.
> Oct 14 22:56:20 lila kernel: usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 2
> Oct 14 22:56:21 lila kernel: usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using 
> uhci_hcd and address 3
> Oct 14 22:56:22 lila kernel: usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 
> choice
> Oct 14 22:56:22 lila kernel: Registered led device: rt73usb-phy1::radio
> Oct 14 22:56:22 lila kernel: Registered led device: rt73usb-phy1::assoc
> Oct 14 22:56:22 lila kernel: Registered led device: rt73usb-phy1::quali
> Oct 14 22:56:22 lila kernel: usbcore: registered new driver rt73usb
> Oct 14 22:56:23 lila firmware_helper[2605]: Loading of 
> /lib/firmware/rt73.bin for rt73usb driver failed: No such file or 
> directory
> Oct 14 22:56:23 lila kernel: phy1 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error 
> - Failed to request Firmware.
> I googled it but nothing re
Hi,

Didn't google enough... please try installing the firmware available 
from Elrepo for this card:

http://elrepo.org/tiki/rt73usb-firmware

Once done, if it still doesn't work provide a directory listing of 
/lib/firmware and any other error messages you get.

-- 
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Giles Coochey
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