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    Re: How to install Ralink RT5370 usb cards.

    This guy is a genius, hats off. I'm a newbie and it looked intimidating so I tried other posts elsewhere first which didn't work, came back to this and eureka, worked first time. Editing the config.mk file was the step that was missed elsewhere. Took me a minute to figure out the text editor in Lubuntu is called Leafpad, duh.

    £3 150MBps wifi, whoop!!

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    Re: How to install Ralink RT5370 usb cards.

    Hi,
    I strictly followed the instructions in this post, it did change something but still, i cannot use it.

    Look at the screenshot, some adapter has showed up (it wasn't there before this post) BUT it is unavailable and The wireless on/off
    switch refuses to go "on".

    Can someone please help with this ?
    I am a newbie, so please "be simple" with me..
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by moskovich View Post
    Hi,
    I strictly followed the instructions in this post, it did change something but still, i cannot use it.

    Look at the screenshot, some adapter has showed up (it wasn't there before this post) BUT it is unavailable and The wireless on/off
    switch refuses to go "on".

    Can someone please help with this ?
    I am a newbie, so please "be simple" with me..
    thanks
    This may not be the correct driver for your device... It should be though. I've never seen or had a problem like this before. Do you have a wireless switch? Usually it will be on the keyboard like Fn+F3 or something. It will have a picture of wifi bars or will have a word. Try turning on any hardware switches. If that doesn't work, open Terminal and type
    Code:
    sudo rfkill list all
    if it shows yes on any of the listings put
    Code:
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    in Terminal. If it still doesn't work, you may need to look for someone with a higher knowledge of Linux than me.

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    Re: How to install Ralink RT5370 usb cards.

    Hi, i will describe a little more, maybe it will help a bit.

    I run mint on Lenovo Thinkpad x61.
    Both linux and windows cannot recognize the onboard wifi
    adapter despite its physical switch is on, so i assume it is
    damaged and unfunctional.

    Thats why i bought an usb dongle(wifi) which i can't make work with my Linux Mint 13 maya cinnamon

    When i "lsusb" i get this:

    $ lsusb
    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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
    I see that there is some wireless adapter but I can't say if it is the onboard adapter or the usb dongle

    The "sudo rfkill list all" command gives me this

    0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes
    the "sudo rfkill unblock all"
    doesn't change a thing

    Any ideas?

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    Re: How to install Ralink RT5370 usb cards.

    Quote Originally Posted by faxmanloveswaffles View Post
    If this works for anyone else, can a mod sticky it?
    Thanks a lot!
    My device finally works, updating the blacklist like you suggested did the trick.

    Martin

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