Can't connedct wireless [Solved]

I’d like to give Netrunner a try, full install to HD but using 12.12 Dryland x64 in live DVD mode can’t connect to wireless. The wireless card–Raylink rt2500–is somehow disabled on bootup. “Lshw” reports this of the wireless card:

[quote]*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg
vendor: Ralink corp.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:04:02.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:09:f3:71:ef:fd
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2500pci driverversion=3.5.0-22-generic firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

netrunner@netrunner:~$ sudo ifup wlan0
Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0.

And “ifup” reports as above.

I’ve experienced just about the same symtoms running the live CD/DVD media of Centos and Fedora but note this isn’t a problem and the wireless connects as normal with live media of Mint, Ubuntu, Mepis and Crunchbang.[/quote]

maybe this help you

Thank you for the link raedov. That page actually brings back memories when I started using Linux with Kubuntu–partial to KDE–before Ubuntu would support my rt2500 drivers and I was still on dial up. Was never able to get wireless to work until distro upgrade to I think it was Jaunty. Decided to install Neptune in the partitions Fedora was formerly installed in. Gave up on Fedora due to wireless connection issues, Ubuntu froze often on my system. Neptune makes the third OS currently installed on my system, Crunchbang and Puppee are rock stable, I’ll see how Neptune goes and may try Netrunner again when I’ve more time on my hands or not limited to wireless.

Try Netrunner 13.06 instead of 12.12

Thank you lucas, 13.,06 live CD did alllow connecting my legacy wireless card to the house wireless router.