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Offline timremy

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wifi rt73usb
« on: March 13, 2010, 06:23:27 PM »
 :-\ hello

i am using tc 2.9 and it is great. right now i am using lan wire.

i have a mini netbook that has wifi. the wifi is rt73usb.  does anyone know

how i could add that wifi module to my netbook?

thank you

timremy

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 07:28:26 PM »
searching on "rt73" brings up several threads on the subject..

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 09:28:49 PM »
hello juanito

thank you.

when i read the post they talk about the file lib/firmware. i checked my files and i

do not see that one. i have a rt73usb.bin file, on another usb,  but i do not know where it should

go.

any ideas, please.

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 09:43:27 PM »
One of the posts in the thread says this:
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A review of the linksys adapter after google search says:

Also for linux the USB Vendor=1737 ProdID=0077, is first recognized by rt2800usb.c in kernel 2.6.31.

That would mean you'll have to wait for the next kernel or try the ralink sta driver :-/

Another of the posts says this:
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pcmcia: i was using a standard netgear card; with this one, you need the firmware 2.13.12.0.arm from prism54.org; put the firmware into /lib/firmware/ and rename it isl3886pci; then load wireless extensions, and after that rmmod prism54 in order to remove the default prism driver;

usb: netgear w111 v2 works fine; you just have to modprobe rtl8187 in order for it to work;

usb: belkin wireless g adapter works fine too; you have to use the rt73.bin firmeware (similare procedure as above with  the prism firmware)

..and there's also this thread http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=3665.msg19377#msg19377

I would copy your firmware to /lib and try on your machine to see what happens:
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$ sudo mkdir /lib/firmware
$ sudo cp rt73usb.bin /lib/firmware

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 10:52:38 PM »
helllo i downloaded the zip file, it will not extract.

my fault, i dont know what to do.

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 01:25:26 AM »
hello

its ok. i really was experimenting.

tc 2.9 is fast off my usb.  very nice.

maybe tc 3.0 can include wifi drivers.

if not, why complain, its gets you nowhere.

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 03:17:55 AM »
helllo i downloaded the zip file, it will not extract.

if you load the zip-unzip extension, it's as simple as:
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$ unzip filename.zip

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 03:53:08 AM »
hello

i got the file to unzip.

now it will not copy to lib/firmware.

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 04:01:44 AM »
Assuming you've created the folder /lib/firmware using "sudo mkdir /lib/firmware", then you should be able to copy the firmware with "sudo cp /path-to-file/rt73usb.bin /lib/firmware"

Note that unzipping the firmware might (re)create the original folder structure, so if you unzipped the file in /tmp, it might be in /tmp/some_folder_name/rt73usb.bin

The emelfm extension might be useful for navigating around the tc file structure?

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 04:14:08 AM »
hello

says permission denied.

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010, 05:14:23 AM »
could you cut & paste exactly the command you use and the error you get please

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 05:37:45 AM »
hello

i do

from terminal:

sudo mkdir /lib/firmware

a file is created, but if i shut down the computer and come back up,

the file lib/firmware  is gone.

when i do sudo cp rt73usb.bin /lib/firmware

i get:

no such file or directory.

if i go to the actual file located in desktop and try to copy it to

lib/firmware i get:

Copying /home/tc/RT71W_Firmware_V1.8/rt73.bin as /lib/firmware/rt73.bin
cp: cannot create '/lib/firmware/rt73.bin': Permission denied
Failed to copy '/home/tc/RT71W_Firmware_V1.8/rt73.bin'

Done
There was one error.


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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 06:13:52 AM »
a file is created, but if i shut down the computer and come back up,

the file lib/firmware  is gone.
This is because you need to either backup /lib/firmware/rt73.bin or, better still, make an extension out of /lib/firmware/rt73.bin - the wiki explains how to do both of these things.

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when i do sudo cp rt73usb.bin /lib/firmware

i get:

no such file or directory.
I would guess you need to do:
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$ sudo mkdir /lib/firmware
$ sudo cp /home/tc/RT71W_Firmware_V1.8/rt73.bin /lib/firmware

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2013, 01:20:07 AM »
Thank you Juanito for clear tips. It is really only firmware problem. I have made and attached an extension with firmware just in case a Newbie will need it.
If you need it just download the extension. Copy to your /tce/optional directory and add to onboot.lst. On reboot the firmware will be loaded. If you need too use firmware right away load it with tce-load -i /tce/optional/rt73usbfirmware.tcz
md5sum for the file is 7b7e21306f0c18362326278f33e809e0  rt73usbfirmware.tcz

      [EDIT] Removed attached extension due to forum policy violation.  Rich
« Last Edit: September 23, 2013, 08:39:53 AM by Rich »

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Re: wifi rt73usb
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2013, 08:38:35 AM »
Hi Gawron
You are not allowed to post extensions on the forum so I removed it. If you would consider submitting it to the
repository it would be appreciated.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2013, 09:04:18 AM by Rich »