Monday, August 4, 2008

RaLink RT2500 rev 01 speed tweak...

If you have this wireless card and it won't connect at a good speed (mine only connected at 1M) then you will love this tweak. First you have this card. In a terminal session issue the "lspci" command and look for this:

01:09.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)"

Next, Check you speed (right click on the connection and choose Connection information). If it says anything less than 54Mb/s, open up /etc/rc.local (as root) and add the following lines:
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
Replace wlan0 with you interface name. Worked for me.

To put in to effect immeadiately, open up a terminl and run:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart


Anonymous said...

good one. i had to reboot instead of restarting network service, but solid none-the-less.

Bucknasty said...

Glad it worked for you. I post most of this information here for my own reference. I tend to lose paper notes...