A couple of monts ago I had Arch running, with Wifi: the rt2570 driver from the serialmonkey site was working.
Till one day...A kernel upgrade, everything still worked except the wifi part.
I was very sad of course.
I did a test install with VectorLinux 5.8 -which has a SMP kernel enabled by default, at least that's what I saw with uname - and used the rt2570 driver again: it worked!
In the impression that something in the kernel had changed which solved the issue, I downloaded Arch 0.8 and installed. Then tried the rt2570 again, but nothing. I see the device, can do an iwconfig but I cannot connect. The weird thing is: when setting the essid and dislaying it, the last character is not displayed. For instance i do an
iwconfig rausb0 essid MYTESTESSID
and shown is ESSID="MYTESTESSI"
this does not happen in VectorLinux. Anyone got an idea what's happing?
And no, switching to VL is not an option
Just add another letter to your ESSID. This seems to be an well-known issue. The tiacx-drivers also had this problem, but it was fixed with 2.6.20.
Intel Core2Duo E6300 @ 1.86 GHz
KDEmod current repository
thanks, that was it.
I tried everything except for the extra character in setting the essid, stupid of me.....