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Thread: Installing driver for Ralink Realtek 8187 WiFi adapter

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    Unhappy Installing driver for Ralink Realtek 8187 WiFi adapter

    I purchased a WiFi adapter online, and it came with an installation CD with drivers. I installed it just fine on Windows, and am now trying on Ubuntu 10.10. The CD came with the driver files for Linux as well, but I have no idea why they aren't working - my guess is that I don't properly understand what to do with them.

    I have uploaded the contents of the folder which came with the CD here. There is a README in there, but the instructions under the installation header didn't get me anywhere unfortunately.

    The Device ID is:

    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Installing driver for Ralink Realtek 8187 WiFi adapter

    Ralink and Realtek are different companies (like Ford and GM).

    Your device ID says it is a Ralink RT5370 chipset. This driver may work:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ce/Tenda_W311M

    Note that you may get limited support at this point now that Ubuntu 10.10 is no longer officially supported.

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    Re: Installing driver for Ralink Realtek 8187 WiFi adapter

    Cool, thanks for the reply. That encouraged me to try 12.04.1, and all is good now. Isn't it so nice when things work out in the end?

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    Re: Installing driver for Ralink Realtek 8187 WiFi adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by simon174 View Post
    Cool, thanks for the reply. That encouraged me to try 12.04.1, and all is good now. Isn't it so nice when things work out in the end?
    A very good reason to use a recent or current distro. I found my wifi adapters required work with 10.XX. They worked OOB with 11.04.

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