[Bug 34902] Re: Ralink Wireless legacy drivers (rt2500 rt61 rt73 rt2570) USB/PCMCIA/PCI hangs PC
m.tjoelker at zonnet.nl
Sun Oct 21 13:16:40 UTC 2007
My system is an HP Pavillion S7720 with buit-in RT73 USB wireless card.
When I installed Feisty, I downloaded and compiled the separate rt73 driver from serialmonkey and blacklisted the modules rt73usb, rt2570 and rt2x00lib that came with Ubuntu, following the advice on the Italian Ubuntu wiki. This has worked fine since. Forced by the presence of some legacy hardware, I am using WEP.
When upgrading to Gutsy, I followed the same procedure, this time using
the CVS version of the legacy driver, without really thinking about it.
Again, the network connection worked instantaneously, without any
Afterwards, I thought that it might have been worthwhile to try whether
the drivers delivered with Gutsy would work as wel and that is why I
came here - to see, that my way of working is probably still the best
By the way, the firmware file (rt73.bin) delivered with the distrubution
and located in /lib/firmware/2.6.20-16-generic/ is identical to the one
that comes with the driver, so does not need to be replaced.
Ralink Wireless legacy drivers (rt2500 rt61 rt73 rt2570) USB/PCMCIA/PCI hangs PC
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