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IronFox
December 3rd, 2008, 09:54 PM
Im using a Belkin f5d9010 but when I use lshw -C network I get this:

*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: RT2600 802.11 MIMO
vendor: RaLink
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 00
serial: 00:17:3f:92:e0:04
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt61pci ip=143.43.185.245 latency=64 module=rt61pci multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


Whats the product and vendor about? should it be Belkin for vendor and F5D9010 for the product? Also Im using the rt61pci driver and only connecting at 1Mb/sec, anyway to make it faster? When I pop in my friends Linksys wpc3000n, I connect at 54Mb/sec using the wl driver.

spcwingo
December 4th, 2008, 12:53 AM
The output you're seeing is referring to the chipset of your wireless card.

IronFox
December 4th, 2008, 06:07 AM
I had a hunch that was it. But Im connecting at 1Mb per sec, am i using the right driver or do i have to tweek something to get it to work properly?

spcwingo
December 4th, 2008, 08:00 AM
You probably need better firmware. Broadcom cards do the same thing (54Mbps cards connect at 11Mbps) before firmware upgrade. You would pretty much have to somehow get the source and compile it yourself...but, you might be able to avoid this if you can get ndiswrapper to work with your card. If ndiswrapper is a no-go then have a look-see at this:

http://linuxkc.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/howto-install-serialmonkey-drivers-for-ralink-rt61-wireless-card/

IronFox
December 4th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Ndiswrapper worked like a charm! Connecting at 54Mb/sec! Thanks!