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Old 06-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Having issues with ralink wireless card.


So i recently purchased a Rosewill RNX-N600UBE. Ive been trying to install the firmware and drivers, but i keep running into errors, and then dead ends when I try to solve the issue.

Ill make it absolutely clear that im am a complete and utter noob when it comes to linux, which no doubt, is attributing to my troubles.

The Wireless card has a RT3572 Chipset and im using an install of the Kali linux distro on a macbook pro.

I can get internet using the macbooks internal wireless card, but it does not have the range I want.

Currently my main problem is that i cant figure out how to install the driver.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-01-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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Have you tried this: rt2800usb
 
Old 06-02-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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Yes, firmware-ralink is installed.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 01:18 PM   #4
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but i keep running into errors, and then dead ends when I try to solve the issue.
It may help us help you if you explained exactly what you tried and how the system responded to what you tried. "running into errors" is a bit like going to your GP and saying, "I don't feel well" and then awaiting a cure. Get it?
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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Specifically, ive read through several how to's on installing this cards drivers, but none of them end up working becuase of one error or another. From what ive gathered, i need to insall this chipsets drivers, but whenever I run the "make" command, i get this output.

Code:
make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/fox/System/Driver/DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.1.3_20121022/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/fox/System/Driver/DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.1.3_20121022/tools'
/home/fox/System/Driver/DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.1.3_20121022/tools/bin2h
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/fox/System/Driver/DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.1.3_20121022/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build SUBDIRS=/home/fox/System/Driver/DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.1.3_20121022/os/linux modules
make: *** /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
 
Old 06-03-2014, 12:26 AM   #6
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You appear to be trying to compile your own driver. Is there any reason why you don't use the driver suggested above? Does this page help at all?
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #7
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I was under the impression that i needed both firmware, and a driver. Ive followed that page to the letter. I didnt come across any problems following it aside from my device still not working when connecting it afterwards.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Golden_fox View Post
I was under the impression that i needed both firmware, and a driver. Ive followed that page to the letter. I didnt come across any problems following it aside from my device still not working when connecting it afterwards.
I think these excerpts from the document show that this is not the case.
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rt2800usb is a driver produced by the rt2x00 project, supporting Ralink 802.11n USB chipsets

Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-ralink package:

apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-ralink

Connect the device to your system.

The rt2800usb kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #9
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Well unfortunately it is not working. I am very new to linux so I do not know how to diagnose the problem. Ive attached the card and lsusb picks up that it is a ralink wireless chip, but iwconfig/ifconfig doesnt even ackknowledge its existence as a wireless interface.
 
Old 06-04-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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I may be clutching at straws here, because what few wireless card i do use they all seem to work without much hassle in linux. So for that I apologise before i go any further.

Have you tried running, from the terminal:
Code:
sudo modprobe rt3572sta
if the above command works for you, you will need to add rt3572sta to the end of /etc/modules file to allow it to start automagically every boot.

edit: you may also want to look at the following page [here] and see if this may help you?

Last edited by sean.ferguson; 06-04-2014 at 12:55 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #11
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I get the output

Code:
FATAL: Module rt3572sta not found.
That page doesnt reallly help either, because as i said before, the make command will not work.

Last edited by Golden_fox; 06-04-2014 at 03:47 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2014, 04:05 PM   #12
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do you have wpa_supplicant installed? Im unsure if this is in Kali linux by default so I have to ask

also check you have build-essentials installed

Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

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Old 06-04-2014, 11:20 PM   #13
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I tried to install the headers and got this:

Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package linux-headers-generic is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'linux-headers-generic' has no installation candidate
So I did aptitude update, but got this at the end of the output.

Code:
W: Failed to fetch http://us.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/Release.gpg: Could not resolve 'us.debian.org'
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 01:10 AM   #14
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Can you post the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:38 PM   #15
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Sure.

Code:
# 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 _Kali_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20140108-17:05]/ kali contrib main non-free

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 _Kali_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20140108-17:05]/ kali contrib main non-free

deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb http:us.debian.org/debian sid main non-free
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

## Security updates
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

Last edited by Golden_fox; 06-06-2014 at 06:06 PM.
 
  


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