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How do I install this USB Wireless Adapter?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by diablo75, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2006
    This is what I got:


    It has a link to a page that has some source code available for download. I'm not exactly sure which one I'm supposed to download, or what to do with it after I get it.

    Please help!

    Thanks in advanced.
  2. comprookie20


    Jan 24, 2004
  3. sportscrazy


    Nov 27, 2004
    For my D-Link adapter all I had to do was open the wireless assistant and click refresh about 3-4 times and it automatically detected my adapter and then found networks. I suppose its worth a shot. :D
  4. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    The instructions to compile are found in the \RT2500-Linux-STA-\Utility\ of the archive. Apparently, you'll need to install the Qt/X11 Free Edition development package first. It should have a make file, so just su in as root in terminal, then qmake -o Makefile "filename", make, and make install, from the command line.

    Do the same for the utility. Example, from terminal

    $ su
    $ "root password"

    navigate to directory you saved the file

    $ gzip -d "RT2500-Linux-STA-"
    $ cd "RT2500-Linux-STA-"
    $ tar xvf "RT2500-Linux-STA-"

    navigate to the makefile in the utility folder

    $ qmake -o Makefile raconfig2500.pro <I got this from the compile instructions for the utility

    $ make
    $ make install

    I downloaded the incorrect one for your adaptor, your's is a R71, so you'll need this source: http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/data/RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.0.3.6.tar.gz
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