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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:55 am    Post subject: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted (rt2870 staging) Reply with quote

I'm running gentoo and am not trying to get wifi working. I compiled a custom kernel and under the "staging" tree enable ralink rt2870 drivers. I have a Belkin F5D8055 v2 wireless N adapter. On my previous ubuntu install, I had this adapter running. I haven't found any helpful posts about rt3070 devices that use the staging drivers.
iwconfig returns:
Code:
wlan0     Ralink STA  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz 
          Link Quality=10/100  Signal level:0 dBm  Noise level:-143 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


ifconfig -a returns:
Code:
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


The device doesn't seem to be activated but when I run /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start I get
Code:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
Could not set interface wlan0 flags: Operation not permitted

How do I start wlan0?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have RFKILL compiled in? That has given me problems before, I couldn't recommend if it should be y, n or m. Then of course the simple question of "do you have the WAN switch on?"

Hope that gives you new leads, good luck.
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