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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    Ralink RT3070 drivers install?

    I buy a USB stick ZIONCOM WL 0162
    with RT3070L chipset and RT3070 drivers
    I use mainly for injection Aicrack-ng
    installing the RT3070 drivers as explained on this tutorial:
    the problem is after installation airodump-ng always scanned the channels 11 and not other channels
    how to correctly install the RT3070 driver?
    I do like the tutorial for RT2870 or not?
    it's been a week trying to install but it works not
    thank you for your help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Re: Ralink RT3070 drivers install?

    I have the Classmate 2Go (CTL model NL1) with the Ralink RT3070. This system has Ubuntu 8.10. Initially wifi did not work.

    To make it work, download the driver from -> software -> linux -> RT3070USB(RT307x).

    First you must use tar -jxf 2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0.bz2 which will extract the contents into a folder with the same name (except .bz2). Go into this folder. There is a file 'README_STA_usb'. Follow the instruction in section: "build instructions" starting from #3. (You don't need wpa_supplicant).

    In #4, you should run make and then make install (as root).

    There is a problem with the make install. It places a file RT3070STA in /etc/Wireless. However, the driver is still looking for file RT2870STA.
    You need to make a symbolic link ln -s RT3070STA RT2870STA.

    Restart and it should work.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Re: Ralink RT3070 drivers install?

    Tony37, nice instructions, although I'm not through yet. Would love some help.

    I have Ubuntu 10.0.4 on a Pentium 4, 2GB machine. Trying to install the Medialink MWN-USB150N Wireless-N USB Adapter. It has the RT3070 chipset. I followed the instructions in the driver's README_STA_usb file. As Tony37 says, in the "sudo make install" step, it was getting an error finding the RT3070.dat file - instructions with the driver seem to be for the 2870 chipset. I simply did "ln -s RT2870.dat RT3070.dat". That got me past make install.

    Next step, according to the readme is:

    6> load driver, go to "os/linux/" directory.
    #[kernel 2.4]
    # $/sbin/insmod rt2870sta.o
    # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up

    #[kernel 2.6]
    # $/sbin/insmod rt2870sta.ko
    # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up
    So, since "uname -a" tells me that my machine is (pardon the machine name, it's for my young kids, getting em started on Ubuntu early :
    "Linux fluffer-desktop 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux"
    I ran insmod, but I get "-l unknown symbol in module". dmesg shows the following (shown below). Any ideas how to proceed at this point?

    Thanks much,


    [ 2037.050104] rt2870sta: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
    [ 2037.059421] rtusb init --->
    [ 2037.059487] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
    [ 2037.136746] rt2800usb 1-5:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
    [ 2037.390807] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 6573.423981] rt3070sta: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
    [ 6573.423990] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
    [ 6573.424401] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_alloc_urb
    [ 6573.424703] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_free_urb
    [ 6573.425559] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_register_driver
    [ 6573.425966] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_put_dev
    [ 6573.426098] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_get_dev
    [ 6573.426355] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_submit_urb
    [ 6573.426959] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_control_msg
    [ 6573.427390] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_deregister
    [ 6573.427991] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_kill_urb
    [ 6573.428126] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_buffer_free
    [ 6573.429070] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_buffer_alloc
    [ 7157.876622] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_alloc_urb
    [ 7157.876791] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_free_urb
    [ 7157.877280] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_register_driver
    [ 7157.877791] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_put_dev
    [ 7157.878030] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_get_dev
    [ 7157.878490] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_submit_urb
    [ 7157.879545] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_control_msg
    [ 7157.880381] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_deregister
    [ 7157.881500] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_kill_urb
    [ 7157.881747] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_buffer_free
    [ 7157.882867] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_buffer_alloc
    [ 9378.393067] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_alloc_urb
    [ 9378.393253] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_free_urb
    [ 9378.393730] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_register_driver
    [ 9378.394085] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_put_dev
    [ 9378.394217] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_get_dev
    [ 9378.394473] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_submit_urb
    [ 9378.395070] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_control_msg
    [ 9378.395502] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_deregister
    [ 9378.396214] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_kill_urb
    [ 9378.396439] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_buffer_free
    [ 9378.397459] rt3070sta: Unknown symbol usb_buffer_alloc

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Re: Ralink RT3070 drivers install?

    The instructions in this thread: worked for me eventually. It was only a matter of disabling the rt2800usb driver, exactly as chili555 says.

    Net result: If you use the
    Medialink - Wireless N USB Adapter - 802.11n - 150Mbps -Windows 2000 / XP / Vista 64-Bit /128-Bit Windows 7 Compatible
    USB adapter, which I believe is a very popular one, then it does work with Lucid Lynx without needing to compile anything - simply disable the rt2800usb driver that's all

  5. #5
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    Jul 2012

    Re: Ralink RT3070 drivers install?

    I have widemac N96000 wireless adapter. I can't instal drivers. Chipset is rt3070.


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