Linksys WMP54G with RT2500 chipset

Gentoopower gentoopower
Sun May 28 02:30:47 PDT 2006

If you have problem with ndiswrapper, try the opensource driver for rt2500:

I used this card with different Mainboards usually with a vanilla
kernel, it works well both with ndiswrapper and the opensource driver.

engage wrote:
> I've tried several kernels (both distro and vanilla) and every driver that I 
> could find with several versions of ndiswrapper and I've tried all the linux 
> drivers that I could find for a Linksys WMP54G with the RT2500 chipset. I get 
> associated with the AP but any application that I've tried using (ssh, sftp, 
> browsers, etc) causes the computer to lock up with a kernel panic. Here's 
> some of the info about the problem (this is from the first attempt but I 
> didn't want to offer anymore unless requested):
> Linux version 2.6.12-12mdkcustom (root at localhost) (gcc version 4.0.1 
> (4.0.1-5mdk for Mandriva Linux release 2006.0)) #2 Fri May 5 21:12:43 MDT 
> 2006
> <snip>
> ndiswrapper version 1.15 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
> ndiswrapper: driver rt2500 (Ralink Technology, Inc.,04/21/2005, 
> loaded
> ndiswrapper: using irq 153
> wlan0: vendor: 'IEEE 802.11g Wireless Card.'
> wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:14:bf:7b:0e:52 using serialized driver 
> rt2500, 1814:0201.5.conf
> wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP 
> with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
> Linux localhost 2.6.12-12mdkcustom #2 Fri May 5 21:12:43 MDT 2006 i686 AMD 
> Athlon(tm) Processor unknown GNU/Linux
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