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update: Fedora 14, Eee 1001HA / hp620, wifi, ralink rt3090

Problems with Eee PC 1001HA & wifi.

UPDATE: read more about problems with the same wifi on  hp620 laptop.

You need to compile new drivers for RaLink network controller.

  02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

Download, unpack, & install last RaLink  RT3090PCIe driver:

http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2

  unzip  20101125_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.2_WiFiBTCombo_RFKill_DPO.zip
  cd 20101125_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.2_WiFiBTCombo_RFKill_DPO/
  make
  make install

Also you can read README_STA for more configuration option.

Load ‘rt3090sta’ kernel modules:

  modprobe rt3090sta

NetworkManager can handle connection or you can create ‘ifcfg-ra0’ network configuration file. You should consider kernel updates, because you have to build driver again with new kernel.

On HP620 white light on wifi key didn’t come up. Also it’s not possible to “enable wireless” in preferences for NetworkManager. You need to install rfkill app:

  yum -y install rfkill
  rfkill list all

  0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
          Soft blocked: yes
          Hard blocked: no
  1: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
          Soft blocked: yes
          Hard blocked: no

Fedora 14 (at least on my laptop) has BT & WIFI tight together, so I had to enabled Bluetooth – after that reachable wifi networks are shown in NetworkManager.

  0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
          Soft blocked: no
          Hard blocked: no
  1: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
          Soft blocked: no
          Hard blocked: no
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28 November, 2010 - Posted by | Linux

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the tips, it worked, though you could also mention that kernel-devel-* (kernel version) is also needed 🙂

    Comment by shookees | 22 December, 2010


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