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I have a Ralink RT3070 USB WiFi antenna. I thought I'd installed the drivers via the CD. However, I'm not so sure. Where do I go to find if such drivers were installed and working? I belive I can get them(the drivers)from Linux. If I need them, how do I download/install them through Linux?
[HP2000-210us 12.04.1LTS Ubuntu]
I've been to this "site"/post previously. Ahm... you're talking to a novice when it's suggested I build/modify a kernel/driver or command. I'm not saying I couldn't do it, however, I'd want someone right there 'looking over my shoulder" making sure I did it correctly, before I'd attempt such an action. The antenna came with a mini-CD that, I thought, had the drivers on it to download/install. However, I'm not sure I DO HAVE them installed and need to know where I go to in order to check/verify their status. If I should need to get them from LINUX(which I've been told I can), then I'd need a link to the site where I can get/install them. I THANK YOU and/or anyone who would pass along pertinent information. It's always appreciated!!
The drivers should be available in Ubuntu's software center, along with anything else you might need. Ubuntu does use private repositories for some stuff, and you might have to find one of those, but the drivers should be in the main Ubuntu repositories. If you don't know how to use the software center, you need to learn.
@69Rixter -- I understand. rokytnji wants u to install inxi in order to better 'see' your system. It would help you to do so, as well, if available in ubuntu repos. I have not checked into 'buntu repos regarding ralink, of late, either.
Drivers on CD are most probably *.exe files or whatever MS is using nowadays. They, in turn, will do little good on a linux install, anyway.
I don't know how many installs and reinstalls of the OS I have done, so I do not shy away from it. Doing regular backups helps ease the mind when the unexpected happens or I just screw up a dist-upgrade in Debian Unstable, say. As such, I encourage you to learn the basic command line procedures for your particular distro or distro family. One of the best tutorials on package management I've seen is techieMoe's.
get into the terminal and enter the following, as an intro into APT --
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-cache search ralink | more
after done searching for your ralink info on one page, hit space bar for the next.
What you're after may well be within the repositories of your distro.
Here's what I've 'discovered". Opened up "readme" in mini-CD (came w/antenna). As I guessed, drivers are not installed. Seems I must acquire them from Linux. So, went to LinuxSoftwareCenter and "searched"LINUX 2.4 & 2.6 Series drivers (as per CD instructions). It gave me SmartArray pkg(cpqarrayd) package to install. Yet, I'm pretty sure the "drivers" are NOT in that pkg. Is this correct? I'm going to 'search" for such drivers, but can anyone give me advice about where to get and how to install those drivers...and when I do, is it required to install SmartArray as well?
I don't use Ubuntu, nor that hardware, so I don't know what package the drivers are in. They may be only on the manufacturer's site. Hard to tell, and I don't have the time or ambition to do the search for you now.
I went to UbuntuSoftwareCenter and searched for inxi. Nothing came up. OK, enlighten me to what this is;where I get it; and how to download/install and use it. Or rather, just point me in the direction of it users manual and download site. I've never heard of it.
I thought I had posted this before. Hmmmm...anyway, here it is. Please respond and let me know what the readout is telling you. I went to the CD that came w/ the antenna and I understood it to say I hadn't gotten the drivers installed. But, I'll wait on your summation before trying anything further. [HP2000-210us Ubuntu 12.04.01]
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 023: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 05c8:021e Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink)
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth