how to install a wifi driver?
I got a really nice and small USB wifi adapter. Chipset Ralink RT5370, lsusb says 148f:5370.
Ralink provides a driver, but I do not understand the instructions - it seems I have to rebuild the whole kernel and I don't have the ressources for that. Besides I want to use injection stuff and doubt it works with those ones.
says this Chipset is supported. Unfortunately when I boot BT5 from DVD it does not install a driver automatically.
As far as I understand simply installing compat-wireless won't do it since I also have to apply patches. But which ones? there are hundreds on
Which ones do I need - if any - and how do I get this adapter running? Are there any step by step instructions anywhere or videos?
Keep in mind I boot from DVD and have to get any additional files offline via USB stick, download them on a windows PC. It would be nice if I could write all commands into a "batchfile" so I don't have to type half an hour after every reboot to get it up and running again.
Thanks for any hints in the right direction!
Re: how to install a wifi driver?
I know this is old but i got it working with bt5r1
I have absolutley no linux experience "really only as much as a newb :confused: " so as a pc dev of drivers i wanted to read the makefile and noticed it was not looking in the right directories for some reason and was missing Module.symvers in my /usr/src/linux when compiling the first time; i do know a few things unix so i used:
I tried changing the following in the makefile with after using locate to locate some of the requirements of the makefile
cp "dir without quotes where found" /usr/src/linux
and below it:
LINUX_SRC =/lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build
LINUX_SRC =/lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
and now it works in Wicd after changing the preferences for wlan0 to Ra0 I can connect and it works :cool: