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  1. #11
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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    Nevermind. This is gay. I'm just gonna go out and buy a new version of Windows instead of messing around with this crap. You get what you pay for.

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    Smile Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    They put new drivers on their side which work with the instructions given at the beginning of this topic, so only adept config.mk. Build with Ubuntu 12.04 alpha1 (kernel 3.2.0.2)

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    People are running Unity, Guh-nome. kubuntu, lxde and idontknowwhatabuntu. I sometimes accidentally get it right!

    Go here: http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 Download this to your desktop: RT8070/RT3070/RT3370/RT5370/RT5372USB Right-click it and select Extract Here. Rename the file that's extracted to RT5370. Right-click it and select Extract Here.

    RANT: The automagic tools that extract files in Ubuntu work great until they don't and ole Chili has to tapdance. It is far easier than it once was and less easy than I hope it will someday be. END RANT.

    Open the resulting folder and go to os > linux and use any text editor to edit config.mk. Please set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'. Proofread carefully, save and close the text editor.

    Now, a geek's dream; open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/2011
    Press Tab and the remainder will fill in. Press Enter. Now do:
    Code:
    sudo su
    make
    make install
    modprobe rt5370sta
    exit
    Is your wireless working?

    If there are any errors, stop and ask; warnings are usually OK.
    I have done HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'

    When I do cd Desktop/2011 I get No such file or directory. I have tried going to the folder with the command line as root

    root@matt-ubuntu:/home/matt/sta/sta1/os/linux#

    and when I run the first command 'make' I get

    *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    Help I've just got my shiny new wireless N adapter and can't use it!

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewh3 View Post
    I have done HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'

    When I do cd Desktop/2011 I get No such file or directory. I have tried going to the folder with the command line as root

    root@matt-ubuntu:/home/matt/sta/sta1/os/linux#

    and when I run the first command 'make' I get

    *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    Help I've just got my shiny new wireless N adapter and can't use it!
    Did you download the file to your desktop? Or where? Downloads? Where was it when you right-clicked it to 'Extract Here?'

    My instructions included:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/2011
    Press Tab and the remainder will fill in. Press Enter.
    Did you do that?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    Sorted it but thanks.

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    It works for both my 11.10 64bit and 10.04 nbr! Thank you very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    People are running Unity, Guh-nome. kubuntu, lxde and idontknowwhatabuntu. I sometimes accidentally get it right!

    Go here: http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 Download this to your desktop: RT8070/RT3070/RT3370/RT5370/RT5372USB Right-click it and select Extract Here. Rename the file that's extracted to RT5370. Right-click it and select Extract Here.
    updated to http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_supp...ort.php?sn=501
    I've used v2.5.0.3 which was not available at the moment of your post.

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    RANT: The automagic tools that extract files in Ubuntu work great until they don't and ole Chili has to tapdance. It is far easier than it once was and less easy than I hope it will someday be. END RANT.
    There is "()" in the default directory name extracted. After I've renamed the directory to remove "()", I can run make without syntax errors.

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Open the resulting folder and go to os > linux and use any text editor to edit config.mk. Please set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'. Proofread carefully, save and close the text editor.

    Now, a geek's dream; open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/2011
    Press Tab and the remainder will fill in. Press Enter. Now do:
    Code:
    sudo su
    make
    make install
    modprobe rt5370sta
    exit
    Is your wireless working?

    If there are any errors, stop and ask; warnings are usually OK.
    It's my first time to make drivers. I 'm very happy. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    It's my first time to make drivers. I 'm very happy. Thanks a lot!
    Happy to have helped. Don't forget, when a new linux-image; aka kernel is installed by Update Manager, after reboot, you'll need to build the driver against the new kernel:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/RT5370  <--or wherever you extracted it
    sudo su
    make clean
    make
    make install
    modprobe rt5370sta
    exit
    Glad it's working!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    This is the part where I'm probably forgetting something really obvious, but...

    I've followed all the instructions here, make install and modprobe etc seemingly with no problems. But what happens next? I'm not seeing any settings or config for me to set up the device and enter the network password. Tried Network Connections but nothing was listed there.

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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    Quote Originally Posted by minamitek View Post
    This is the part where I'm probably forgetting something really obvious, but...

    I've followed all the instructions here, make install and modprobe etc seemingly with no problems. But what happens next? I'm not seeing any settings or config for me to set up the device and enter the network password. Tried Network Connections but nothing was listed there.
    I just entered my password as you would for any WiFi device and it worked.

  10. #20
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    Re: RT5370 STA USB wireless adapter driver installation

    Where did you enter your password? After modprobe and exit it just returned me to the terminal prompt.

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