ralink has missing firmware: was (Wireless must bee kept alive by simultaneous pings)

Rui Paulo rpaulo at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 31 08:20:36 PDT 2010

On 30 May 2010, at 03:17, elekktretterr at exemail.com.au wrote:

> So I decided to try a ralink based card instead and having different issue
> now.
> firstly the ral man page says to include "device ralfw" in the kernel, but
> there is no such device as buildkernel says. Compiled it without it and
> upon trying to dhclient wlan0 I get this:
> ral0: need multicast update callback
> rt2561fw: could not load firmware image, error 2
> ral0: rt2661_load_microcode: unable to retreive firmware image rt2561fw
> ral0: rt2661_init_locked: could not load 8051 microcode, error 22
> Why isnt there ralfw and where can I get this firmware?

IIRC I believe I committed the firmware, but apparently the ralfw device isn't being properly setup.

Rui Paulo

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