RaLink RT2600 on Hardy Not Working

Schiz0 schiz0phrenic21 at gmail.com
Sat May 3 05:25:32 UTC 2008

I have a PCI wireless network card. It worked perfectly fine in Gusty.
I got a new HDD recently and installed Hardy from scratch, and now the
wireless card isn't working. Whenever I try to bring up the interface,
I get the error "SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory".

Here's the output from multiple commands:

sudo lscpi:
03:02.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2600 802.11 MIMO

sudo lshw -C network:
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RT2600 802.11 MIMO
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci at 0000:03:02.0
       logical name: wmaster0
       version: 00
       serial: 00:50:18:4e:7b:29
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt61pci ip=
latency=32 module=rt61pci multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

sudo lsmod | grep rt:
parport_pc             41128  0
parport                44300  2 parport_pc,lp
rt61pci                27648  0
rt2x00pci              12800  1 rt61pci
rt2x00lib              25344  2 rt61pci,rt2x00pci
rfkill                 10128  1 rt2x00lib
input_polldev           6928  1 rt2x00lib
crc_itu_t               3584  1 rt2x00lib
mac80211              192532  3 rt61pci,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
iTCO_vendor_support     5764  1 iTCO_wdt
eeprom_93cx6            3840  1 rt61pci

cat /etc/network/interfaces:
iface wlan0 inet static
	wireless-key s:InsertASCIIPassHere
	wireless-essid InsertSSIDHere
auto wlan0

sudo iwconfig:
lo        no wireless extensions.
wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2346 B
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

sudo ifconfig wlan0 up:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

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