Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427456
RT2500 wireless pcmcia card - no link led activity
Last modified: 2008-03-04 14:16:55 EST
Description of problem:
Card detects wireless network, makes connection and works "fine" (see bug
382781), but the led does not blink during network search, data transmission, etc.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rt61pci-firmware - 1.2-4.noarch
Power led is on, as it should be
I filed this bug under the firmware, because I am not sure if it depends on this
or the kernel.
I can not recreate this with current upstream wireless code. Please try the
F8 kernels here:
These contain essentially the same rt2x00 driver code as upstream. Can you
recreate the problem with those kernels?
I installed 126.96.36.199-111.fc8
I restarted my laptop (using that kernel of course), but the problem persists.
The card is a GIGABYTE GN-WMKG
Let me know if you need more info.
I have just installed kernel 188.8.131.52-123.fc8 and still no luck.
Just updated from kernel 184.108.40.206-137.fc8 to kernel 220.127.116.11-13.fc8
The link led flashes during scanning (good sign, it never did it in the past)
and I presume at this point it would flash during transmission.
Unfortunately the device does not manage to detect any wireless networks (even
if wireless router is less than 50cm far from it).
I will do some checks and update you on this, but as far as the led problem is
concerned you seem to be heading in the right direction to solve it.
Since you (correctly) files another bug for the new problem, I'll go ahead and
close this one on the basis of comment 6...thanks!