Comment 29 for bug 594866

I did a few tests on a WPA2 router:

2.6.36rc8 64bit self-compiled ralink: works (this is the only driver that can also do ad hoc mode with good speed)

64 bit live:
rt2800pci: wlan unavailable (syslog shows an error loading firmware ...PBF)
rt2860sta works; connects immediately (nominal 54 Mb/s)

32 bit live:
rt2800pci: works fine (nominal 54 Mb/s; really seen: 800kiB/s)
rt2860sta works fine; same speed (nominal and real);

on maverick rt2800pci is the default module for this hardware; rt2860 is available and can be used instead (via modprobe);
(all systems maverick; all live systems final maverick; rt2860sta stock maverick unless mentioned otherwise; wlan hardware: rt2860 on an Acer Extensa 5630Z)