CentOS 5.5: DWL-G510 Wireless Network Adapter [INFO]

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CentOS 5.5: DWL-G510 Wireless Network Adapter [INFO]

New postby admin » Mon May 24, 2010 9:00 pm

This to make run AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless Network Adapter (Rev.C) on CentOS 5.5

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lspci -mm
must display:
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"Network controller" "RaLink" "RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g" "D-Link System Inc" "AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless Network Adapter (Rev.C)"


You must enable elrepo repository

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rpm -Uvh http://elrepo.org/elrepo-release-0.1-1.el5.elrepo.noarch.rpm
rpm --import http://elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org

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yum install rt61pci-firmware


Verify in /etc/modprobe.conf
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alias wlan0 rt61pci


Other way: build Latest firmware/driver

get the latest firmware
source here: http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2
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wget http://www.artica.fr/download/RT2860_Firmware_V26.zip
unzip RT2860_Firmware_V26.zip
cp RT2860_Firmware_V26/rt2860.bin /lib/firmware/



go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/rt2400/ and get the latest driver
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wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/rt2400/Final%20software%20release/rt73-legacy-final-cvs/rt73-cvs-daily.tar.gz?use_mirror=sunet
tar -xf rt73-cvs-daily.tar.gz
cd rt73-cvs-2009041204/Module
make && make install


In /etc/modprobe.conf, remove "alias wlan0 rt61pci" if exists
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modprobe -r rt61pci

verify if the file /etc/modprobe.d/ralink exists
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modprobe rt73
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