RALINK RT2500 devices not working together

I have a PCMCIA card with an RT2500 chip in. This comes with the RALINK drivers and utilities. Seems to work O.K. under Win2K apart from when using WEP/PSK.

I impulse bought a Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter F5D7050UK because it was under £20 in John Lewis.

I installed it as instructed on my Win2K portable with the RALINK card already in and working) but couldn't get the Belkin management utility to start.

Once I checked and found they were both using similar chips (RA2500 and RA2500USB) I became suspicious.

I closed down, removed the RALINK card and restarted.

The Belkin utility then worked fine and I could configure the card.

Subject to further testing, this seems to me a major bug.

I see no reason why I shouldn't be able to have two active wireless devices on the same system at the same time.

For instance, I might want to bridge between two wireless networks.

Anyone else had this problem?


Dave R

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David WE Roberts
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Well, yeah, so they are thinking about allowing a single physical card to support multiple network identities. [Sounds slow given the overheads on current WiFi cards]

Much as Ethernet cards do now.

Interesting, for sure.

However I want to have two different physical cards each connected to a different logical network which is hardly rocket science.

Being unable to even manage the second device when the first is active is pretty awful.

So: has anyone else had this problem?

TIA Dave R

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