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Linux System Rescue CD, Linksys WUSB54GC, Getting wireless to work - Last Modified 2008-10-19 04:27 UTC - Created 2008-10-19 04:27 UTC

System Rescue CD version 1.3+

  1. Later versions already include the rt73 firmware
  2. It should work out of the box
  3. Use wpa_supplicant if you need WPA encryption
  4. Helpful commands
    • iwlist
    • iwconfig
    • ifconfig wlan0 up
    • wpa_passphrase SSID passphrase > /wpa.conf
    • wpa_supplicant

System Rescue CD version 1.2 and before

  1. Download the rt73 firmware (one for Linksys WUSB54GC chipset) from http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/data/RT71W_Firmware_V1.8.zip
  2. Extract rt73.bin to /lib/firmware
  3. Unload the kernel driver with rmmod rt73usb
  4. Reload the kernel driver with modprobe rt73usb
  5. Configure the wireless card as usual with iwconfig
  6. If you need WPA use wpa_supplicant