Status of Conceptronic C54RU support

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 16:18:22 UTC 2008


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Frédéric Weisbecker <fweisbec at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/10/6 Gerben Welter <gerben at welter.nu>:
>> Did you read the FAQ that is on the product page?
>>
>> Question:
>>
>> Is it possible to install the C54RU / C54RC / C54Ri under Linux?
>>
>> Answer:
>>
>> Conceptronic does not offer support for Linux, however, information and
>> even drivers for Linux can be obtained from the manufacturer of the
>> chipset of the wireless card.
>>
>> The wireless cards that Conceptronic currently sells includes a Ralink
>> chipset (Ralink 2500). Use the following link:
>> http://www.ralinktech.com/supp-1.htm
>>
>> In addition to the official drivers of the manufacturer of the chipset,
>> you can go to the RT2x00Wiki project, which is a free drivers
>> development project for cards based on chipsets 2400 and 2500 from
>> Ralink;
>>
>> The address is the following:
>> http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
>>
>> The first link gives an 404, but the second link works and links to the
>> project page where the Linux driver is being developed.
>>
>> Gerben
>>
>
> Hi Gerben,
>
> Of course I have read it and I guess they made a mistake.
> C54RC is a PCI card and C54Ri is a PC-card. That matches the rt2500.
> But this device (the C54ru) is an usb one. I can't see any reference to an
> usb function to the rt2500 driver.
> And since C54RU is listed as a "DriverNeeded":
> http://www.linuxdriverproject.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DriversNeeded

if you can find out what actual chip is used, it may just be a matter
of adding the ids to an existing driver.

Alex



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