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Ralink Wireless Woes Explored in Linux

Apr 09, 2008, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"A lot of people have been reporting issues with Ralink chipsets and the Gutsy upgrade. Some users are struggling so much that they have gone ahead and reverted to using NDISWrapper and the Windows driver for their Ralink chipsets. Guess what--I'm typing this article in Open Office, on Gutsy using an Edimax wireless card powered by the default driver for RT61PCI with network-manager. That's right, no compiling, nothing. So why am I not having the same issues? Because I actually have a better grasp of the problem.

"One thing people seem to forget is that PCMCIA cards run hot. And many of the Ralink cards run very hot. What are you doing to keep it cool? Let me explain..."

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