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The Ralink RT2400 and RT2401 802.11b wireless LAN chipsets are supported by three native drivers:
 * rt2400 (Legacy driver)
  * Released by Ralink under the GPL.
  * Not generally recommended for use.
 * rt2400 (Enhanced legacy driver)
  * Previously maintained by the rt2x00 project.
  * Source previously packaged in [[DebianPts:rt2400|rt2400-source]], removed from Debian to resolve bug DebianBug:563430.
 * [[#rt2400pci-ng|rt2400pci]] (Next-generation driver)
  * The recommended driver to use.
  * Source previously packaged in [[DebianPts:rt2x00|rt2x00-source]], removed from Debian to resolve bug DebianBug:474189.
  * Introduced in Linux 2.6.24.
The Ralink RT2400 and RT2401 802.11b wireless LAN chipsets are supported by the rt2400pci Linux kernel driver, introduced at Linux 2.6.24. [[#supported-devices|Supported devices]] are listed at the end of this page.
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The next-generation driver is maintained by the [[http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/|rt2x00 project]]. [[#supported-devices|Supported devices]] are listed at the end of this page.

This page only details installation of the next-generation driver (rt2400pci). No firmware from userspace is required.
No firmware from userspace is required.
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The rt2400pci driver is included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.24. It is included as a module in Debian kernel images.

 1. Install the DebianPkg:wireless-tools package: {{{
aptitude install wireless-tools
}}}
 1. The necessary kernel module should be [[Modules|automatically loaded]]. If necessary, it can be manually loaded via: {{{
modprobe rt2400pci
}}}
 1. Verify your device has an available interface: {{{
iwconfig
}}}
 1. Raise the interface to activate the radio, for example: {{{
ifconfig wlan0 up
}}}
 1. Connect the device to your system. The rt2400pci kernel module is [[Modules|automatically loaded]] for supported devices.
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The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo rt2400pci}}} in Debian 2.6.32 (2.6.32-30) kernel images. The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo rt2400pci}}} in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.
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PCI: 1814:0101 RaLink Wireless PCI Adapter RT2400 / RT2460 PCI: 1814:0101 Ralink corp. Wireless PCI Adapter RT2400 / RT2460
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##TAG:LIST_1_END

Translation(s): English - Français


Ralink RT2400/RT2460, RT2401/RT2460 devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Ralink RT2400 and RT2401 chipsets on Debian systems.

Drivers

The Ralink RT2400 and RT2401 802.11b wireless LAN chipsets are supported by the rt2400pci Linux kernel driver, introduced at Linux 2.6.24. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

No firmware from userspace is required.

Installation

  1. Connect the device to your system. The rt2400pci kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  2. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rt2400pci in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.

  • PCI: 1814:0101 Ralink corp. Wireless PCI Adapter RT2400 / RT2460

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless