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[37453.464153] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device number 13 using ehci_hcd
[37453.762650] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=07d1, idProduct=3c07
[37453.762660] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[37453.762667] usb 1-1: Product: 802.11 bg WLAN
[37453.762673] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Ralink
[37454.026154] ieee80211 phy7: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[37454.027571] Registered led device: rt73usb-phy7::radio
[37454.027617] Registered led device: rt73usb-phy7::assoc
[37454.027661] Registered led device: rt73usb-phy7::quality
Wireless extensions is being phased out progressively (drivers using the mac80211 stack) and has to be explicitly enabled at compilation time (Networking Support->Wireless->cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility). The new tool to configure wireless devices is called "iw" example :
Hi Serafean, and thank you for help! You was correct after enabling wireless extensions compatibility everything worked like a charm and I'm writing this post though wireless connection now.
regarding iw command, I believe it's specific to Gentoo and some other distributions, in Debian I use iwlist wlan0 scan
Yes, sorry I didn't take the time to find the correct word for what I mean by "old". I conservatively upgrading seems better indeed, great for a stable system, not so much for the tweaker who wants the latest and greatest.