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Old 05-13-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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How to install wireless networking driver

I am trying to install an Asus USB-N13 USB Wireless Networking stick on an Intel-chip laptop loaded with Debian squeeze release. I have built a driver (rt3070sta.ko) and the "insmod rt3070sta.ko" seems to have worked fine. I can see the driver with "ifconfig ra0" and I can set an ip address with "ifconfig ra0 inet...".


1: The gnome network manager doesn't see any wireless networks to connect to.

2: If I try "ifconfig ra0 up" I get "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted"

I am doing this from a root window and my login has root privileges. I'm missing a last step - what is it?
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Take a look at rt2870sta - Debian Wiki -

Download ASUS USB-N13 Windows, Linux, Mac OS Driver, Utility. | Wireless Driver & Software -

Asus USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter is based on the Ralink RT2870 series chipset
Old 05-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #3
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Thanks craigevil. The wiki pointed me in the right direction. I had to blacklist the rt2800usb driver (though I'm not sure I needed to) and did some other wierd things that I didn't really understand. The last bit of confusion is that the wireless driver ended up being named "wlan0" and NOT "ra0". I'm working great now.


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