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NAME

ral - "Ralink Technology RT2500 IEEE 802.11 driver"

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SYNOPSIS

To compile support for the ral driver into your kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:


.Cd "device ral"


.Cd "device wlan"

Alternatively, to load the ral driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
if_ral_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The ral driver supports PCI/CardBus wireless adapters based on the Ralink RT2500 chipset.

The RT2500 chipset consists of two integrated chips, a RT2560 MAC/BBP and a radio transceiver (the model of which depends on the card revision).

The RT2522, RT2523, RT2524, RT2525, RT2525e and RT2526 radio transceivers operate in the 2.4GHz band (802.11b/g) whereas the RT5222 is a dual-band radio transceiver that can operate in the 2.4GHz and 5.2GHz bands (802.11a).

The transmit speed is user-selectable or can be adapted automatically by the driver depending on the received-signal strength.

HARDWARE

The following adapters should work:

Card Bus
"A-Link WL54H" PCI
"A-Link WL54PC" CardBus
"Amigo AWI-914W" CardBus
"Amigo AWI-922W" mini-PCI
"Amigo AWI-926W" PCI
"AMIT WL531C" CardBus
"AMIT WL531P" PCI
"AOpen AOI-831" PCI
"ASUS WL-107G" CardBus
"ASUS WL-130g" PCI
"Atlantis Land A02-PCI-W54" PCI
"Atlantis Land A02-PCM-W54" CardBus
"Belkin F5D7000 v3" PCI
"Belkin F5D7010 v2" CardBus
"Billionton MIWLGRL" mini-PCI
"Canyon CN-WF511" PCI
"Canyon CN-WF513" CardBus
"CC&C WL-2102" CardBus
"CNet CWC-854" CardBus
"CNet CWP-854" PCI
"Compex WL54G" CardBus
"Compex WLP54G" PCI
"Conceptronic C54RC" CardBus
"Conceptronic C54Ri" PCI
"Digitus DN-7001G-RA" CardBus
"Digitus DN-7006G-RA" PCI
"E-Tech WGPC02" CardBus
"E-Tech WGPI02" PCI
"Edimax EW-7108PCg" CardBus
"Edimax EW-7128g" PCI
"Eminent EM3036" CardBus
"Eminent EM3037" PCI
"Encore ENLWI-G-RLAM" PCI
"Encore ENPWI-G-RLAM" CardBus
"Fiberline WL-400P" PCI
"Fibreline WL-400X" CardBus
"Gigabyte GN-WIKG" mini-PCI
"Gigabyte GN-WMKG" CardBus
"Gigabyte GN-WPKG" PCI
"Hawking HWC54GR" CardBus
"Hawking HWP54GR" PCI
"iNexQ CR054g-009 (R03)" PCI
"JAHT WN-4054P" CardBus
"JAHT WN-4054PCI" PCI
"LevelOne WNC-0301 v2" PCI
"LevelOne WPC-0301 v2" CardBus
"Linksys WMP54G v4" PCI
"Micronet SP906GK" PCI
"Micronet SP908GK V3" CardBus
"Minitar MN54GCB-R" CardBus
"Minitar MN54GPC-R" PCI
"MSI CB54G2" CardBus
"MSI MP54G2" mini-PCI
"MSI PC54G2" PCI
"OvisLink EVO-W54PCI" PCI
"PheeNet HWL-PCIG/RA" PCI
"Pro-Nets CB80211G" CardBus
"Pro-Nets PC80211G" PCI
"Repotec RP-WB7108" CardBus
"Repotec RP-WP0854" PCI
"SATech SN-54C" CardBus
"SATech SN-54P" PCI
"Sitecom WL-112" CardBus
"Sitecom WL-115" PCI
"SparkLAN WL-685R" CardBus
"Surecom EP-9321-g" PCI
"Surecom EP-9321-g1" PCI
"Surecom EP-9428-g" CardBus
"Sweex LC500050" CardBus
"Sweex LC700030" PCI
"TekComm NE-9321-g" PCI
"TekComm NE-9428-g" CardBus
"Unex CR054g-R02" PCI
"Unex MR054g-R02" CardBus
"Zinwell ZWX-G160" CardBus
"Zinwell ZWX-G360" mini-PCI
"Zinwell ZWX-G361" PCI
"Zonet ZEW1500" CardBus
"Zonet ZEW1600" PCI

An up to date list can be found at http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ral/list.html.

EXAMPLES

Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point):

"ifconfig ral0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00"

Join a specific BSS network with network name "my_net":

"ifconfig ral0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net"

Join a specific BSS network with 40-bit WEP encryption:
ifconfig ral0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890

Join a specific BSS network with 104-bit WEP encryption:
ifconfig ral0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x01020304050607080910111213

DIAGNOSTICS

"ral%d: device timeout" The driver will reset the hardware. This should not happen.

SEE ALSO

arp(4), cardbus(4), netintro(4), pci(4), wlan(4), ifconfig(8)
.Rs "Ralink Technology"
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