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Thanks ponce, I think i might have done it with guanxs's drivers that he indicated. Thanks guanx. But still I have one question: why the device is ra0 and not wlan0? Still I must test it that it works with wicd, and then set it as AP. But I hope it works, although it seems to have his own's configurations, and I hope it dosn't interfere with Slackware's configurations.
... So, there is no firmware, maybe your version differs.
Yes there is. With the official Linux driver and not the manufacturer driver you need the firmware. The firmware link is misspelled as "rmware" on the manufacturer's webpage. The first two letters of "Firmware" are missing. The official Linux driver for RT5370 is RT2800USB (module "rt2800usb.ko").
I have never tried and never suggested to use the manufacturer's driver. But since you are already using that, could you try if you can bring up multiple virtual interfaces at the same time, with different ESSIDs? If yes, then the manufacturer's driver is worth trying.
I have managed to make the TP-Link TL-WN727N wireless adapter work with the linux drivers. It was right, the drivers existed, they only needed the firmware update (like drmozes suggested) from slackwarearm patches directory, only that when I updated the firmware, before that, I messed with the modules so this is the reason that it didn't work. Now, I installed slackwarearm again and it works.
Also, ponce, maybe you should know that your last install image has a problem: after finishing the install, somehow when rebooting it mounts the / partition rw when it needs to be ro for checking. There it gives some errors, I think.