Monday, February 14, 2011

Zonet ZW2545 With Fedora 13

Ha! Some of the reviews of this usb wireless dongle said that no configuration was needed to get it working with Ubuntu. So I ordered it and found out that some configuration was needed to make it work under Fedora13.

Running lsusb, dmesg will have you think that it needs an rt2870 driver but that information is misleading. As was stated in this Fedora Forum thread the modules needed are kmod-rt3070 and akmod-rt3070.

Once I installed them with yum and restarted the machine the wireless dongle was detected. I ended not changing anything in /etc/Wireless/RT3070STA/RT3070STA.dat though I did add rt2870 & rt3070 to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

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