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Ralink RA3290 does not work on Oracle Linux

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I have just bought a new HP Pavilion G6-2213so which seems to have a ralink rt3290 wifi chipset
(Just so you know I'm not very experienced with linux when it comes to install new drivers etc)

I have installed:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago)
Linux hp-v074617 2.6.39-300.17.2.el6uek.x86_64

I have downloaded a driver from mediatek, unzipped it and
make install
modprobe rt3290sta

When I run i got
lsmod|grep rt3290
rt3290sta 1255193 0

lo no wireless extensions.

ra0 Ralink STA
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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

dmesg|grep rt3290
rt3290sta: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
(Related to GPL I think but not sure if it has an impact)

To me it seemes that the system are aware of my wifi card but still I can not get any wifi connection

Apprecate if someone can tell me if I missed something or what other steps I need to do to make it work

Best regards
  • 1. Re: Ralink RA3290 does not work on Oracle Linux
    Dude! Guru
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    Support and demand for Wifi on a Linux enterprise server system (RHEL based) is generally limited and usually a desktop system requirement, for which other more suitable Linux distributions exist.

    You need to be 100 % about the model of your Wifi adapter.
    What is the output of lspci -v related to your Wifi adpater?
    Does the driver you download support the Oracle UEK2 kernel (2.6.39)?

    You could try your installation starting the system from the original RHEL kernel at the Grub menu to see if it makes any difference. If HP support nor the OS installation provides a driver for your hardware, check which focuses on hardware related packages to enhance Enterprise Linux.


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